Read and Recommended: The Time Keeper

Read and Recommended: The Time Keeper

Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Dor's a curious fellow. In a long ago era where lives were marked simply by the rise and fall of the sun, his inquisitive mind leads to the discovery of marking time, and nothing has been the same since. After centuries of banishment in a cave listening to the world's inhabitants begging for more time, Dor (Father Time) is given the chance to redeem himself by showing two modern people—an aging businessman and a troubled teen—the true gift of time.

․‥Dor could have taken anything he desired from this new world. But a man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell.Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Why I recommend this book

Tight, short story; an easy evenings enjoyable read. A modern day folk story and a thoughtful departure from action/violence packed popular fiction.

Writing ideas inspired by this book

  • Transitions and breaks marked by bold sentences.
  • Rethinking a universally accepted concept (in this case, the origination of marking time) and developing a story to explain its existence.  

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