Book Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
Genre: Adult - Fantasy - Inspriational
Summary: 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.
Review: This book was very good, but not excellent.
I loved the twist of mythologies of Father Time and the Tower of Babel. Dor's take on time, and his penance for being the first man to constrain mankind to time measurement, was a beautiful story, and I loved that his romance with Alli was at the heart of it all.
Victor's story was interesting, but there was so much more to explore about cryogenics then you could get in one-third of a 200-page book. Likewise with Sarah--she had an emotional story, but it deserved more time of its own to be truly interesting.
Still, Mitch Albom is a fantastic writer. He spun a magical, ethereal tale that seems to be about time but was essentially about valuing your loved ones and yourself with the time that you have.