I love Mitch Albom: the books which he’s written which I’ve read, Tuesdays with Morrie captivated me because of my background in sociology and for our mutual compassion for the dying; Five Persons we meet in Heaven was rich in its emphasis on finishing our life’s work here before we pass on; and ‘The Timekeeper’ which I’ve just completed is humble in its respect for our human failings, our weaknesses, and our suffering as social beings. Isn’t this what writing a bestseller is about: revealing to us aspects of ourselves which are noble, perhaps flawed or distorted, and then shows us how to redeem our Humanity and our Divinity by becoming ‘more’ than we ever expected we could become through acceptance and courage.
Book review: Mitch Albom’s ” The Timekeeper” is a brilliant well-written novel about ‘time’; one’s disgruntled dissatisfaction with time, Mitch develops the plot and storyline with sensitivity and compassion for his characters, who after all, are just us with different masks on. A must read. Will make a great film. The book really emphasizes the importance of embracing and shaping every day, to not wait for events to unfold but to take action when we feel we must; to not waste our present fretting about our past and its regrets, to not destroy our lives by allowing our pasts to destroy our present. The future is for us to create positively.