In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time.
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 who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.
I read this in a few hours. I thought it was gonna be more to it. Not to say i didn’t enjoy it, but … The message to live your life to the fullest is pretty hard not to miss.
It’s got a religious tone to it, which I don’t mind. But Sarah, the girl, I hated her character. I found myself willing my eyes and just being annoyed with her throughout the story. I couldn’t enjoy it too much bc I simply kept swearing at how dumb she was.
For me it ruined the whole purpose of the story, which is live in the moment as that’s what God wants for us.
All in all, my verdict is two out of five foxes for this book.