How to Stop Time - Matt Haig

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig

  • Release Date: 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 126 Ratings

Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION Tom Hazard 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. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.

Reviews

  • Beautifully written

    5
    By Sanjnamatovu
    Beautiful and witty and modern
  • Dreadful

    1
    By GC Attenborough
    Truly dreadful.
  • Timeless Classic

    5
    By MSH Wellbeing
    This was one of the most engaging and enjoyable novels I have had the pleasure of reading. It is my first time of reading anything by the author and Haig had an easy writing style and navigates the reader between present to past and back to present in a way that just flows seamlessly, without the often confusion that arises from other novels involving movement between different periods of time. I was able to read and leave my TARDIS at home without fear of getting loss! I identified with the main character by the end of the first chapter, and found a familiar resonance with his reflections and observations of the human condition and the interplay between relationship. Being an Akita owner myself, I was also delighted at the peripheral role played by Abraham with the plot. It has left me with an appetite to explore more by this author.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Vivslan
    I cannot praise this book enough. It is an amazing story which I truly enjoyed reading. Please do read it.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Casperjj
    An gentle walk through a life that's lived a long time and has something to give back. It's delightful.
  • How to stop time

    5
    By bronson78
    A book that almost reads its not to heavy and very enjoyable that flows very well
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  • Great

    5
    By It gets hard
    Having seen Mr Stephen fry recommended it I decided to purchase. I do like historical novels but wasn't sure how I would find a book about a man who was four hundred years old; needless to say I loved it. Well written, almost to the point of being up there with Patrick O'brian; you could almost smell the stench of Tudor London. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.