Saturday, October 18, 2014

G&G Reads: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Back for another book review! No spoilers ahead!

I haven't really been on my reading roll lately, mainly because I had my head wrapped around some other matters, but I'm glad I got back on track with this beautiful piece by my favourite author of all time, which is none other than the great Mitch Albom.

I don't know why I was never so head over heels about wanting to read this book, even when Amy, my reading partner in crime, let me borrow her copy, I still let it sit on my desk for almost a whole month until I decided to pick it up one day, flipped through the pages and realised I should have started on it way sooner. The story is short and easy, but as always, the essence of Albom where he is able to blow your mind with the simplest, day-to-day habit of people was very much present, and in this case, it is of Time. Counting time is something we all do so regularly and naturally it almost feels like breathing; birthday, anniversary, appointment, classes, and so many more. Most people live as if they're immortals, putting off spending time with family because there's always a tomorrow, next week, month and year. Some people on the other hand, want lesser time than they're given. 

The Time Keeper talks about Father Time - Dor - who invented "time" or more specifically, "counting time", was assigned a mission to save an unpopular girl who doesn't want anymore time, and a dying man who wants way more than he can handle. 

The writing method of this book is light but touches the heart just enough for you to connect with the characters. I had to hug the book against my chest when I was through with it because just like any other Mitch Albom's work, it made me think hard about what I'm doing with my life.

I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone, especially those who dwell on work, one-sided relationship, material goods and basically things that don't make you happy or aren't meant forever, because nothing is, and we should all really fix our priorities straight during our short lifetime to focus and attend to important things like family, friends and people who really matters.

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