Book Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (4/5)

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Rating: 4 Stars

Target: Light Sci-Fi for Adults

Category: Well-Written, Different and Light Read

Review: The Time Keeper could have delved deeper into the issues it brushed on, but I liked it all the same as a light read. I liked the conciseness of the writing style; the formatting of bold words, folklorish lines and biblical backstories immediately drew me in. While there’s an interesting plotline with Victor (an aging billionaire who is looking into cryogenics), the storyline of Sarah falls rather flat. Lovestruck Sarah, who falls apart after being struck down by a mean crush, definitely misrepresented teenagers. Written to be an intelligent outcast, Sarah could have been much more gripping – so much more room for character development… Personally, I might have liked more of a focus on Father Time and his simple life story and the biblical elements. Overall, The Time Keeper has a great message. Why does time exist and why can’t we live forever? So that we are human. So that we feel. So that we treasure the moments.

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