How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary forty-one-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has seen a lot, and he now craves an ordinary life. He can try to tame the past that is quickly catching up with him. The only thing Tom can't do is fall in love. This is a wild, bittersweet, time-travelling story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change, about the mistakes humans are doomed to repeat.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperAvenue, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781443451383
Characteristics: 325 pages ;,23 cm.

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kkirby221
Apr 22, 2018

Good book. Interesting concept. It was a quick read. I would recommend the book.

JCLStefanieE Apr 21, 2018

This is a story about the human condition: connections made with people places and things, the struggle to survive, and our complicated relationship with time. Great for fans of Fredrik Backman and the up-and-coming "up lit" genre.

AL_LESLEY Mar 22, 2018

Haig writes about people. In this book his contemplative philosophical musings focus on our relationship with time, history and being in the present. But it's not all so serious. This is a fun book and a silly book and a highly enjoyable read.

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zanbahne
Mar 16, 2018

Sounds good on the summary, but it really dragged. The hero Tom hasn’t gotten over his first love after 400 years and whines through most of the book. Nothing exciting happens, until the very end -too late for anyone to care. Skip this one.

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Smecevic
Mar 15, 2018

One of my new top 5's! Thought provoking, extremely well written, and a great story about love and life. The details are so descriptive that it makes you feel like you're right there alongside the character. Highly recommend!!

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ronandlynda
Feb 26, 2018

Listed on People Magazine's Best New Books Feb 2018

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singidunum_25
Feb 23, 2018

“I wanted to write something that was optimistic. Even though the central character is quite grief-stricken for a lot of the book, I wanted to find something optimistic within the darkness. I've publicly, very openly, had a history of mental health, with depression and anxiety in my 20s, [so] I think that idea of optimism came about weirdly through my own history with mental health problems. And also to find a way of recovering from that and to do it in a fictional, abstract kind of way. To find a way to embrace the present moment.“
Read more at:
https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/1337.Matt_Haig

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