Monday, October 22, 2012


The man who became Father Time

      In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, Dor, 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.
     He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl (Sarah Lemon) who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman (Victor Delamonte) who wants to live forever.  To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.
     Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.  You probably can't.  You know the month, the year, the day of the week.  There is clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car.  You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.
      Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored.  Birds are not late.  A dog does not check its watch.  Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
      Man alone measure time.
      Man alone chimes the hour.
      And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
      A fear of time running out.
      This remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

Fic Albom, Fantasy

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