Monday, November 12, 2012

The Time Keeper: Mitch Albom

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Main Characters:

- Sarah Lemon: teenager
- Victor Delmont: wealthy mid 80's man dying of cancer who needs more time 
- Grace: Victor's Wife
- Dor: always counting, measures
- Ali: Dor's wife
- Nim: powerful king 

Pages:  208


Imagine a life without time. It's impossible!

Dor is married to Ali. Nim is the ruler of their city. Nim warned Dor if Dor didn't allow Nim to use his measurements in his castle then Dor and his family would have to leave. Nim was in the process of building a tower so he could climb to the heavens and rule the world. Nim banished both Ali and Dor from the city. They spent their life in seclusion living far away. One day a homeless couple encountered Dor and Ali. The woman was diseased but Ali, full of humility, sat with the lady and offered her food. Later, Ali fell sick. Dor wishes he had not devoted all of his life to counting time. Ali is dying.

Dor climbs Nim's tower where he becomes entrapped in a cave where voices of people from all around the world flood in. All those voices are wanting more time. Dor will not be free until he completes his assigned mission. He must help two people on earth. One, Sarah Lemon who wants to end her life because of the ridicule she faces from peers. Another, Victor Delemonte who wants more time, as he is dying of terminal cancer.     

Will Dor complete his mission in time and be freed? 

Risa's Review:

If you are looking for a quick, compelling read, this one's for you! This is another one of Mitch Albom's bestseller's. This book left me contemplating my own life. There are day's where all I do is rush. But it's important to take time and enjoy life's surroundings as you never know just what tomorrow brings.

Read this book and let me know what you think! I'm happy to discuss!

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