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How To Stop Time Review

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig: My Review Rating: 3.5/5 stars The key to happiness wasn't being yourself, because what did that even mean? Everyone had many selves. No. The key to happiness is finding the lie that suits you best.  How to Stop Time was a really enjoyable read for me. The concept was very unique, quite reminiscent of a time travel novel as the protagonist Tom, who suffers an unprecedented affliction causing him to age only a year for every 15 years he lives, takes us back centuries with flashbacks from his 400 year-old life. It took a few chapters for me to acquire a full understanding of Tom's 'illness' and the strangeness of his life, but once I got there he became such an engaging and complex narrator with a lot of interesting ruminations to share and an abundance of memories to recount which cleverly shape his past and our understanding of his emotions and motivations in the novel. While the frequent time-jumps were sometimes a bit disor