➼ How to Stop Time Free ➲ Author Matt Haig – Diclofenac16.us

How to Stop TimeShe 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.Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

➼ How to Stop Time Free ➲ Author Matt Haig – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • How to Stop Time
  • Matt Haig
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 9780525522898

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  1. says:

    I guess I should straight off the bat tell you what happened when I finished reading The Humans And yes, I know this is supposed to be a review about How to Stop Time Bear with me So, I finished The Humans and I a wept b started it again immediately c spent the next two years giving it to everyone on my gift list and basically insisting everyone read it My ace in the hole has always been this If the road gets rocky and everyone s road gets rocky sometimes I can re read The Humans and I ll feel that feeling again, that I m not alone, that there is hope, that there is goodness Okay, enough about The Humans and I write this as an unabashedly huge fan of the way Matt Haig puts words on paper Let me tell you about How to Stop Time Wait No You know, I read a lot of reviews here on Goodreads and think wow, bingo, right on, so well done I really admire reviewers who are able to articulate what often just feels like a jumble in my own mind over a reaction to a book You don t need me to tell you what this novel is about, that blurb is up top there, right by the book See Yeah It s about that One of my friends went to the London Book Fair and scored an advance copy Because she s one of the people I encouraged forced insisted wrangled int0 reading The Humans and she also fell in love with the book, she came to my work and dropped off the newest novel last week In My Hands I m serious I could see it in her eyes, I could see it, I barely could function for the rest of my shift and I wrapped it up so it would not get anything on it at all She said, You know how you loved The Humans, right I nodded She said, Well, he was just clearing his throat Wait until you go into this one Can you imagine Can you Try Think kind of shaky, breath a bit rapid and shallow, scared and excited, all at the same time.I get this PUT IT ASIDE for six days There must be an award somewhere for this Get it for me I deserve it I wanted a day where I had no work to go to and so I waited That day was yesterday I got up and ate the oatmeal pretty quickly I made the tea I sat in my chair Aside from tea breaks during which I drank the tea fast and ran back to my chair picture the menopausal sweaty woman in track pants and polar fleece because it s still SNOWING here these days and I read and I read and I read I nodded so much I looked like one of those little plastic dogs you have seen if you are of a certain age that used to be in the back of cars, those nodding plastic dogs Did their eyes light up Maybe some did The posh ones So I nodded and I nodded and I nodded And I wept And I laughed And I finished the last page.You know, there s lot of clever authors There are Good with words Big brains Able to both craft and execute a complex plot line They re out there I ve read their books Many of them Books have been my sustenance for a very long time but now also fishing and billiards of late This is what I think Matt Haig s huge heart and it may well be the biggest one I ve encountered is equally matched by his huge mind He cares so deeply He cares about us, we humans He cares because we suffer He cares because we try, we try And fall down and try again He has such a far reaching compassion for humanity that I sit here and think to myself, how can I ever begin to tell you, reader people How can I tell you The world is a much softer place for me because of these two novels My friend was right, the one who loaned me this novel You ll see, you ll see how this one came into being, how his mind works It seems so simple really to ponder what he says what if we were kind What if we were brave What if we really let ourselves care I sent an email to my friend she asked for one word of what I thought, I m taking her to dinner in April so we can discuss it properly I wept.I felt like he wrote it just for me.I am sure many people will feel that, yes She said Yes, they will.You summed it up perfectly If you re still reading this, thank you, I know it s long Okay, you know the drill, run, run, run to the bookstore Run Pam Fishgirl


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    This is my second book by Matt Haig and, to be honest, it s probably going to be my last Everything from his writing style to his characters to his lack of plot doesn t seem to be working for me.How to Stop Time is about Tom Hazard who looks like your average forty something guy but actually has a rare condition that makes him age slower than the average human So he s around five hundred years old Wow, sounds interesting Right Except that s kinda it There s very little story or forward momentum beyond that.Tom spends the whole book wallowing in self pity over having been alive so long and having to abide by the rules of the Albatross Society a group for people like him He constantly churns out cliches about how everything changes but nothing changes, which is said over and over again in different ways He s so whiny and self absorbed And if you think it s going to be all sweet and romantic like The Time Traveler s Wife because the blurb is all about how he can t fall in love and how this is a a love story across the ages this is misleading It s not romantic at all He spends most of the book grieving for his dead wife and maybe I m a terrible terrible person for asking this, but is it really realistic that Tom s grief still seems so fresh after than 300 years Maybe I am just heartless.There s also a really bad flow of narration The time jumps in the middle of scenes made it difficult to settle into the rhythm of any time period And a lot of these feel pointless It s like time period of the week or, in this case, the chapter Tom zips all over the place, having a lot of quirky random adventures and meeting everyone from Shakespeare to Omai to F Scott Fitzgerald but there is actually VERY LITTLE STORY It seemed like a random bunch of name dropping and historical event dropping Because of course this guy was present at almost every major historical event across the globe in his several hundred years of life AND met almost every famous person you ve ever heard of I m exaggerating But why would he have met all these people just because he was alive at the same time I m alive right now in 2018, but that doesn t mean I hang out with Beyonce and the 14th Dalai Lama.I could not suspend that much disbelief.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


  3. says:

    Review coming up in about 400 years


  4. says:

    Library Audiobook Something must be wrong with meThis is the novel everyone is raving about I m doing it againThrowing in the towel.NOT GOING TO FINISH.It s NOT that anything is morally wrong with this book there are even some wise messages and heartfelt moments but mostly I was kinda bored I would never call this fiction nonsense cough cough like the last book I didn t finished where I was pounded over the head by a guy, not really haha but a little , for writing a review having only read 41% its just that this book wasn t quite the right fit for me Usually I m not a fan of time travels anyway 11 23 63 was a one time exception I was sure of it but then I read Diane Chamberlain s new book, The Dream Daughter , and thought she crafted a fascinating novel where I was authentically stimulated by the challenge she presented I had to suspense belief but there was plenty that was believable I was addictively curious to the last page So.I figured, 3rd time must be a charm I d try again with this popular and mostly favorable by readers time travel book 41% seems to be my breaking point I just wanted to move on I was getting bored.With so many other books at hands reach I didn t feel a need to have to continue Read OTHER reviews many readers LOVE this book Rating for approx 41% 2 2.5 stars


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    4 stars I m captivated by a good time travel story and while this is not a time travel story in the strictest sense, I was reminded of a few favorites Jack Finney s Time and Again , Stephen King s 11 22 63 and Audrey Niffenegger s The Time Traveler s Wife I couldn t help but think of all three of these at the very beginning of the story 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 Of course, the main character in each of these books falls in love Our protagonist Tom Hazard takes us back and forth across centuries from the now through flashbacks to his past not just years ago, but centuries ago No he s not time traveling He s just very old, due to his affliction which causes him to age at a much slower rate than normal and in Tom s case he ages in appearance a year for every fifteen years so now he is over 400 years old So it is his memory that takes us back to the time when he fell in love with Rose in 1599 and when their daughter was born If I haven t lost you already, I ll try to make the case for this story What I said in my review of Jack Finney s book Time and Again held true for me here When I read a time travel story, I try not to dwell on how the character got to this other time and place It just doesn t pay because then I start asking questions for which there is no realistic answer So for me it has to be about the destination, what I find there, what happens there, what it means for the character in his or her present day What we find in Tom s past is a lonely, sad life with moments of joy that he has to run from in order to keep his loved ones safe All of this connected to his desire to lead a normal life and find his daughter as we find him in the now teaching history in a London school There are also moments where I found sheer enjoyment from when he works at the Globe Theater for Shakespeare to when he plays the piano at Ciro s in Paris and meets F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, among others I also loved the appearance of the famous Dakota apartment building in New York City in the 1890 s as it is also in Jack Finney s book The story has an ominous side to it as well in the character of Hendrich, head of the society claiming to protect those with the affliction This was lovely way to spend a snowy weekend taking a trip down Tom Hazard s memory lane all 400 years of it Amid the fear and loss and loneliness there is a lot of love in this creative and captivating story as well as some things to think about for sure what it means to live one s life, what are the important things, the things to hold precious To those who just don t think they can accept the premise of the story I say the same thing I said about Finney s book Imagine you are in another time, in another place with people you don t yet know It doesn t have to be a story about time travel it could be a fantasy, a mystery, a story that takes place in history or in the future because isn t this what we as readers of any fiction are ultimately summoned to do when we begin that first page of any story I received an advanced copy of this book from Viking through Edelweiss.


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    4.5 stars for this one If you saw me, you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong I am old old in the way that a tree, or a quahog clam, or a Renaissance painting is old Because of a rare medical condition, Tom Hazard has been alive since the 1500s Born into a wealthy French family, he has traveled all over the world, assumed many different identities, and led a life characterized by adventure, trauma, emotion, and loneliness Tom has performed with Shakespeare, explored with Captain Cook, shared a cocktail with F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and experienced the drastic changes the world has undergone through the centuries.Even though he has seen incredible things, what Tom wants than anything is a normal life He had that once, back in Shakespeare s time, when he met a woman and fell in love, but as his unchanging appearance caught the notice of suspicious and fearful townspeople, he had to leave that life behind Yet he s never stopped thinking of her and wishing things were different, that he was different So, don t think of me as a sexy vampire, stuck for ever at peak virility Though I have to say it can feel like you are stuck for ever when, according to your appearance, only a decade passes between the death of Napoleon and the first man on the moon Those like Tom are watched over by a group called the Albatross Society, which protects them and ensures they keep their longevity a secret from the general public The shadowy head of the society, Hendrich, controls Tom and calls in favors to move him to place to place every eight years since that is about the period of time before people notice he doesn t seem to grow any older But Hendrich has his own ulterior motives, and his own methods of ensuring Tom and his brethren are kept in check And the one major rule Hendrich has impressed upon Tom for many years now Never fall in love.Tom s latest persona is as a history teacher in London, a place that stirs old memories for him, memories of love and loss But when he meets a beautiful French teacher who seems to think she s seen him before, he starts to wonder whether the rules to which he s adhered are truly worth it What good is living for hundreds of years if you have to do so alone, without letting anyone get close to you But Hendrich will stop at nothing, will use everything and anyone to ensure his charges comply with his rules.This is a fascinating, beautiful, moving book about love, loss, loneliness, and adventure How to Stop Time shifts between Tom s current life and the different persona he assumed throughout the years It s both a rollicking adventure through time and a love story through time, populated with fascinating characters and events.Matt Haig is a tremendous storyteller, and I found this book so creative, poignant, and enjoyable It gets a little slow at times, but for the most part it s just such a beautiful story Obviously, some suspension of disbelief is necessary for a story like this, but at its core, it s a book that explores universal themes Definitely a winner.NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Viking provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at


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    There comes a time when the only way to start living is to tell the truth To be who you are, even if it is dangerous.So, I m breaking the rule of not sharing a quote on an ARC book You kind of have to know if you are going to read this onedo you like pretty flowery writing It s pretty full of that Tom is old Very old He just does not look it He has been alive for centuries No, he isn t one of those sparkly vampires He has a condition that causes him to age much slower than the normal human Of course, that causes problems Whether in the olden days where they suspected everyone of witchcraft or the 20th century where we can just be dingdongs Tom has challenges.He is taken under a secret society s wing where he meets people with the same condition that he has There are rules Never fall in love yawn Move somewhere new and start over every eight years because people start to wonder why you are not getting any older But Tom is depressed He can never forget the woman he loved years and years ago He is missing another piece of his life and has been searching for it for a long time He whines about these two things for most of the book..so get ready And he has met several famous people Shakespeare, Captain Cook F Scott Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker This took away from the story for me..as I had to roll my eyes a few times but then I m an old heifer I didn t hate this book but I sure did not love it Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review.


  8. says:

    You have to choose to liveExceptional story, out of the box subject 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 Imagine, living in times of Shakespeare, Napoleon, up to today And try to be invisible, as people may be looking for you And whatever happens, don t fall in love A story about love and making choices I like this writer Recommended


  9. says:

    3.5 An engaging story about a man who is 400 years old and will continue to live hundreds of years Tom Hazard, a man now living in current times, but remembering his love who lived so long ago, and his daughter, who he has long been searching His daughter, who like him, is able to live a long time There are interesting forays back in time, historical happenings as Tom remembers The witch trials in England, playing to lute and meeting Shakespeare, playing piano at Ciro s, and many others The chapters alternate between present day, and his past lives, though the past remembrances are for the most part out of order, sometimes for me it seemed like they were just thrown in to bring famous people into the story My reception of this novel was mixed, it is entertaining and flows well, easy to read but the constant changing focus if the story kept me from engaging emotionally There is also a mysterious group called The Albatross, which between this and the age of Tom and others gave this a fantasy flavor, far from my favorite genre The ending though, I thought well done and did do much to pull the novel together, which is why I went up a bit in my rating There was also some insightful musings on the role of time in our lives.I did, however, enjoy our sisters read discussion, love our differing opinions So an engaging characters interesting historical tidbits but a fantasy element I couldn t fully embrace.ARC from Edelweiss.


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    I am giving this five stars because I enjoyed it enormously and I finished it in one day I love time travel and although this was not that really, it had the same effect and was just as pleasing.Tom Hazard has a condition which means he ages very slowly indeed and in this story he is well over four centuries old How to Stop Time alternates chapters from the present with others from his extensive past When I was reading the past I had to keep reminding myself he was living it at that time and not visiting it from the present It was intriguing.I was pleased that the present chapters and the past were equally interesting Tom s experiences teaching and his relationship with Camille were able to compete with him meeting Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin The ending was satisfactory and even optimistic I closed the book with a smile on my face and went straight to and bought The Humans

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