Book Chat: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time KeeperThe Time Keeper. Mitch Albom
by Mitch Albom
Hardback, 222
Published September 28, 2012
Rating: 3/5

I have been a fan of Mitch Albom since I read Tuesday’s with Morrie in college.  Since then I have read all of his books.  I eagerly awaited the release of The Timekeeper and when I saw it in my local bookstore pounced on it like a cat pouncing its dinner prey.

The Time Keeper is a fable about the first man to count the hours of the day, who would later be known as Father Time.  As a result of his transgression the man is banished to a cave for thousands of years (6000 to be exact) to think about what he has done — now that’s a pretty serious time out.  During this banishment he is also forced to listen to the earthly voices constantly asking for more time.  Father Time is finally set free from the cave only to go to earth and teach two people the meaning of time and in teaching them he ultimately saves himself.

The Time Keeper introduces the reader to the three main characters: Dor, Sarah Lemon and Victor Delamonte.  Continue reading