The Chronologist


English language

Published Feb. 8, 2022 by Tom Doherty Associates.

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3 stars (1 review)

A boy, desperate to escape the drudgery of life in his small town, gets caught up in the machinations of a traveling time keeper, and slowly watches his town and his life unravel by the seams.

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Discovering what happens when you unravel time as seen by mechanical clocks.

3 stars

An interesting story of a boy in a town whose routines are slightly askew (it's always summer, for instance) because the clocks that make time past are not measuring the passage of time correctly. Until a time-keeper comes to mend the clocks, and mend time.

But the boy's desire for a change in his daily routine makes him steal an item from the time-keeper, which he uses to make all time askew to get the time-keeper to return, so he may escape with him. But time has a plan of its own for the boy, which leads to a possibly inevitable conclusion about the boy and the time-keeper.