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How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig

  • Genre: Historical, Books, Fiction & Literature, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Literary
  • File Size: 1.97 MB


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

“A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post

“She 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.


  • Fantasy & history

    By Jenny08540
    Lovely fantastical historic fiction!
  • Nice to see a good day time time with have

    Than was a goodwill day for the day and I got a good job with the service
  • Good read

    By SirFuelAlot
    I like the intertwining of history with the story line.
  • Tremendously satisfyinh

    By asapr212
    If there are holes in the plot I did not notice them. AllI felt was the joy of reading a creative tale exceptionally well told.
  • Great story

    By russ kram
    Great story,writing and prose Wonderful progression and look back during the story Suggested for anyone who likes thoughtful science fiction
  • Time travel by memory

    By GlennMetcalf
    Matt Haig has reached out with a compelling story. A character startling real and a great story. I would place it with Time and Again as a classic
  • It has lots of details like colors,glitter and I like the color

    By ranya kadmiri
    It’s an amazing book I am in the 4 grade and I really like the book I would recommend this book.
  • Mindblowing

    By Sara212648
    It makes sense of your whole existence .. it makes you relieved .. answers the fundamental question that bugs you all the time .. Matt Haig speaks what goes on in the human mind .. a masterpiece
  • Kept Me Reading

    By Angel Writer8
    I loved the rich history and story within these pages. The characters came alive for me which is a wonderful experience especially when reading for pleasure. Engaging, suspenseful in places, and a delight to read.
  • Great story, regular ending

    By Csc...
    Had me absorbed until the last 20 pages... loved the story, but the ending seemed too rushed