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How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig

I was intrigued by the concept of a character living forever as a member of a very select group - isn't it what most of us would want? In theory it sounds great but, as the novel shows, it has it's own problems - not least that all the other people die. Great pace, interesting characters and always the sense of danger that your secret may be discovered. Another great read from a prolific and popular author.

Extract

I am old.
That's is the main thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. 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.
To give you an idea: I was born well over four hundred years ago on the third of March 1581, ....

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Master Mariner by Nicholas Monsarrat
 

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