This is another book I was super excited to get my hands on. Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper. Its a bit smaller, I had it done in about two hours. So if you have two hours to spare, this is a great choice.
The Time Keeper is the story of Father Time. The first man to ever measure time. For which he is punished. BUT he is given a chance to redeem himself by helping two people. A man who wants more time, and a young girl who wants to make time stop. A lot of the story is quite sad. I mean he loses everything. But in losing everything, he learns so much more. And he sees the consequences of measuring time. Now people have too much time, not enough time, wanting to speed time up, wanting time to slow down, wanting time to stop. Obsessing over time and how much or how little they have. There are clocks everywhere. On DVD players, on coffee pots, on walls, on phones, on wrists… everywhere you look you can find the time.
So what is a man to do when his time is running out? He buys more by planning to freeze himself after death, in the hopes of being unfrozen in the future when they find a cure. What is a girl to do when she wants time to stop? She plans to suffocate herself in the garage. How is Father Time supposed to redeem himself and show these two that time isn’t all there is to life? He shows them the future. In a very “A Christmas Carol” kind of way. Does it work? Do they understand? What does he show them? Does he redeem himself?
If you have two hours, I suggest you grab this book and find out for yourself 🙂