Didnt see a thread on this so I will start one. A very interesting story and ripe for debate on the meaning and importance of time, I will copy over my own review of the book to get the ball rolling. Anyone else read it and what did you think?
Just finished 'The Time Keeper' by Mitch Albom and I found it a very nice and absorbing little story. The book can be read in one sitting if desired, which suits me as Im not interested in long books lately. The story is about Old Father Time and how he came to be and his purpose in helping 2 lost souls from our time, a young girl named Sarah and an old man named Victor. Their 2 stories are told separately at first but start to link near the end. Its a sweet and moral story about appreciating the importance of the present moment and not to be wishing time away.
However, and despite what he says in the epilogue, Albom is very much pro-religion and anti-science, thats the very strong impression i get in the book. Poor Dor was punished for being creative and making the first clock, he was sent to a cave for years and years to reflect on his "sin". I didnt like this message in the book. Surely a creative soul should be nurtured and as well, Dor had no way of knowing how his invention would hamper the future, seems quite harsh way to treat a scientific creation. Also, Grace bashing the cryogenic tube at the end really hammered home the point of science being the root of all evil. Despite this uneasy message, its a great book with a relevant message. I might even check out his other books. 8 out of 10.
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