This was a quick read and there was never much detail or depth into the characters or their lives. The story asks, what will you do with the ‘time‘ that is given to you? Choose wisely. Words of Oscar Wilde come to mind: to live, is the rarest thing in the world…most people exist, that is all.
Shown: an old funerary symbol with a strong message. Taken at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.
Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can‘t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a 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 his watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man
This is my second Matt Haig book. I first was introduced to his writing with The Midnight Library, which is fantastic and highly recommend. I was excited about reading How to Stop Time and I loved it. The story is very thought provoking and that‘s what I enjoy most about the two Haig books I‘ve read so far. I genuinely start feeling more appreciative of the life I have and living day by day. Can‘t wait to start the next Matt Haig book.