The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

South Dublin Reads


In this novel, the inventor of the World’s First Clock is punished for trying to measure time.

The character Dor becomes “Father Time” after he creates the first ways to measure time. Dor is banished into a cave to be bombarded with all of Earth’s obsession about time – to get more, to stop, to slow down…

Dor is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

The two people he must help are Sarah Lemon, a seventeen-year-old with way too many problems, and Victor Delamonte, a man dying from cancer who also happens to be the fourteenth-richest man in the world.

I’m can’t say this is a brilliant read as it does have several flaws: there are a lot of flash-backs, flash-forwards and time freezes. Plus Albom uses a technique of bolding some sentences throughout the book…

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