Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Time Keeper By Mitch Albom

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.
The man who became Father Time.
In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, as were For One More Day, his second novel, and Have a Little Faith, his most recent work of nonfiction. All four books were made into acclaimed TV films. Albom also works as a columnist and a broadcaster and has founded seven charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage/mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Let me start by saying I HATE to give a review like this, but I want my blog readers to know the truth about how I feel about the books that I read.
To say I was very disappointed with Mitch's new book would be an understatement. It took me less then two hours to read it and I still found it a small waste of  my TIME. I did find that I liked the characters and I was rooting for them! Mitch has some of the best books out there,  I LOVED Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. But this parable was just not my cup of tea. Maybe his next book will be a home run!
I was given a copy of this book as a gift.


  1. Mary thank you for being up front and honest about this book, I will not be buying this one,,thanks again for your work and honesty.

  2. I sure do appreciate your honesty, Mary. Just because you've been given a book to review does not mean that you have to give it a 5-star review. Not all books are worthy of that, and your honesty gives us the information to buy good books!

  3. Not sure about this book if you didn't like it.

  4. Wow! I love that you tell it like it is! So many authors, and I pray this never happens to me, fall into the trap of turning out less than stellar work because there's a high demand.

    Furthermore, if they've signed a contract stipulating when they'll meet production deadlines their work can suffer.

    I'm not making excuses, but did realize when i read your comment, that working without a deadline to fulfill a commitment I made to God is exactly where I'm supposed to be, so I'm thanking you doubly because, I like most, was faking into the "Dear me doesn't anyone..." And now I'm free of that!!

  5. We want you to be honest about your feelings on a book, I think that is why we are here. I really like what the story is suppose to be about. Sounds like it would have been a good one.

  6. I too liked Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven. If you say this was a waste of your time to read it, I will be passing on this book! I have too many books now that I need to read and review on. Can't waste my time on a book that our specialist tells us is a waste of time! Thanks Mary for your honest review.