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How To Stop Time

By Matt Haig


325 pages

What’s it about? How would you choose to live if you were going to live centuries? How would your relationships work?  How would people receive you?  Well in this novel we meet Tom Hazard.  It is the present day and Tom is still alive and well, yet Tom was born in 1581… What did it make me think about? This is an imaginative story of a man who does not age at the normal rate.  I am a sucker for time travel novels and this book shares some with that genre. Should I read it? This was a fun book that also made some interesting observations.  It has a good main character and a plot that moves along.  It would make a great vacation read! Quote- “I often think of what Hendrich said to me, over a century age, in his New York apartment. ‘The first rule is that you don’t fall in love’, he said. ‘There are other rules too, but that is the main one.  No falling in love.  No staying in love.  No daydreaming of love.  If you stick to this you will just about be okay.’”

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