January Book Club: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

time keeperBook Corner is our monthly online book club.

How it works…

We love books and we love chatting about them even more. Every month, we pick a new book for discussion. We will post a question to kick things off and then you can talk about any of your thoughts about the book in the comments box below. The best thing about our book club is that EVERYONE CAN TAKE PART. It’s open to all. You can read the book at any point in the month or if you’ve already read it, tell us what you think.

This month, our pick is The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

About the book:

Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world’s first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both.

Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom is published by Sphere (12th September 2013.) It’s available from most major bookshops. Click to view on Amazon.co.uk

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Novel Kicks was founded in 2009 and is run by Laura who is currently living in Hampshire, and lives with husband, Chris and her cat, Buddy. She would love to be a writer. She’s trying to write the novel she thinks so much about. She’s loved reading and writing since ‘Creative Writing’ classes in primary school. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything she can get her hands on, she loves reading, dancing like a loon, and watching Project Runway and Ugly Betty (her two TV guilty pleasures.) She also has an obsession with chocolate and Jammie Dodgers.

2 Responses to January Book Club: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

  • Laura says:

    I do love how easy his writing style is. I fall easily into the stories – this one especially.
    I found that although I empathised with each character, I was a little frustrated with Victor and his decision in the story.

  • Liz Hewett says:

    I recently finished this book after a reccomendation from a vlogger on YouTube and I must admit I really enjoyed it. The concept of Father Time is not only original but also really interesting to follow his story and at times heart breaking how lonely he is and how he yearns for his wife but yet still survives for so long and learns to appreciate the thing he basically invented. I loved how the narratives were woven together in the end and the underlying message of appreciating the time you have and not asking for more than you get.

    I also liked the complete contrast of characters from the teenager who wants less time to the old man who wants more. As someone who is neither character age wise but in between I can relate to both and I think no matter what age you are you can relate to one of these characters.

    It is certainly one of the books I would read again in the future.

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