A quick review about a The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.
My copy has 238 pages.
In order to really appreciate the book, you have to keep in mind that it’s marked as Inspirational Fiction. This means that the story is of lesser importance than the message inside it.
I got my copy from bol.com.
“Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world's first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both. Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.”
The story is very straightforward and easy, but it is not only about the story.
I didn’t feel attached to the characters because I didn’t get to know them very well. But I can’t say I found that a problem because it’s not necessary to the message in the story.
It’s a thought provoking novel, Albom made me think about the way I experience the time I’m given and how much I live by it. The novel inspired me to think less about time and ‘loosing time’ by having to clean, shop for groceries etc. and experience my free time more fully.
If you like inspirational books definitely pick this one up!