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How to Stop Time: A Novel av Matt Haig
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How to Stop Time: A Novel (utgåvan 2019)

av Matt Haig (Författare)

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Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.
??A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations?.A delightfully witty?poignant novel.? ??The Washington Post

  
??She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going? I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.?
Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history??performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.
Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.
How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages??and for the ages??about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
 
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Titel:How to Stop Time: A Novel
Författare:Matt Haig (Författare)
Info:Penguin Books (2019), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
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How to Stop Time av Matt Haig

  1. 41
    Tidsresenärens hustru av Audrey Niffenegger (shaunie)
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    Time and Again av Jack Finney (Othemts)
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    Before Ever After av Samantha Sotto (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: For another take on immortality, try Before Ever After, in which a woman learns that her supposedly late husband is actually alive -- and centuries older than she thought. A wealth of obscure historical lore makes events come alive.
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    Begravd jätte av Kazuo Ishiguro (Othemts)
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At times laugh out loud funny, this book deals with philosophical ideas relating to death and aging...[in progress] ( )
  dbsovereign | Feb 13, 2024 |
This story is a great exploration into what a person might encounter if he or she lived much longer than anyone else. I enjoyed the flashbacks into the past that helped clarify events happening in the current day. ( )
  joyjannotti | Jan 22, 2024 |
Some nice storytelling within a pretty random idea with predictable problems. The just as predictable philosophical outlook on life is clever, but, well, predictable. The ending is a bit too sugary for my taste.
  Kindlegohome | Jan 21, 2024 |
I was eagerly anticipating reading The Midnight Library, so I decided to start with this book first. However, I'm really hoping it's better because this one left me feeling disappointed. How can a 500-year-old individual, who has had experiences with Shakespeare and Captain Cook, be so uninteresting? The premise of people aging slower, roughly 15 years to every one year for normies, intrigued me, and this story revolves around Tom, one such extraordinary individual. Despite such a promising setup and a relatively realistic journey through time, reading this book felt like an excruciating task.

Let's begin with the positives: the book provided a fascinating glimpse into various eras as the narrative hopped through different times. The writing style had its moments of philosophical depth, although it might have been a bit excessive for my taste. If you enjoy a book that dances around the concept and implications of extended life, this might appeal to you.

Now, let's explore the negatives: the conversations between characters lacked authenticity, feeling stilted and devoid of a natural flow. The biggest issue lies with Tom and the overall story; both turned out to be rather mundane. Perhaps the intention was to portray Tom as an ordinary individual, but this approach drained much of the story's excitement. Most of Tom's narrative seemed to dwell on the downsides of his long life, making it obvious that he hasn't truly been living since the tragedies of his youth. Unfortunately, this drained the vibrancy from much of the tale. Additionally, the big climax left me scratching my head; parts of it were apparent, yet it didn't fit well, and it failed to capture my interest. Furthermore, there was a lack of focus on romantic elements, leaving any chemistry to happen off the page, which made the ending triumph feel rather underwhelming.

Overall, I struggled to get through this book. It was decent, but the disappointment was significant. I believe some of this disappointment was intentional, perhaps to force introspection on what makes living worthwhile and to address themes of grief and living on in memory. Nonetheless, the book came across as somewhat lackluster. ( )
  b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
Love Matt's talent for making easy to follow worlds of special abilities, this one was really enjoyable ( )
  hellokirsti | Jan 3, 2024 |
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"It's strange, isn't it? All the things that we have lived to see.... spectacles, the printing press, newspapers, rifles, compasses, the telescope, the pendulum clock, the piano, Impressionist paintings, photography, Napoleon, champagne, semi-colons, billboards, the hot dog."
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The key to happiness wasn’t being yourself, because what did that even mean? Everyone had many selves. No. The key to happiness is finding the lie that suits you best.
There comes a time when the only way to start living is to tell the truth. To be who you really are, even if it is dangerous.
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Fiction. Literature. Science Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.
??A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations?.A delightfully witty?poignant novel.? ??The Washington Post

  
??She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going? I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.?
Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history??performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.
Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.
How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages??and for the ages??about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
 
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