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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. Science Fiction. Man can't sleep, suddenly time is frozen by a watch. Entity will give him the watch if he collects certain artifacts. Read about 30 years ago. Spoilers ahead.

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message 1: by Chad (new)

Chad (chadsines) I read this book as a young boy. I want to pass the book to a friend's kid. What I recall is there was a man who could not sleep. All of the sudden time is frozen. No one is moving. Some entity tells the guy he will give him the watch if he collects certain artifacts. He does, he gets the watch. At the end he realizes a newspaper article talking about a nuclear weapon test that day. Essentially time was frozen right before the world ended. As soon as he decides to unfreeze time, everything will end.


A book away from an episode of hoarders (fidgit77) | 257 comments I saw something similar on an episode of the Twilight Zone except it was a woman MC.


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``Laurie (laurielynette) | 1039 comments Ha! I remember the Twilight Zone episode like this too.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

Maybe this list contains the book you're looking for. Good luck!


message 4: by Chad (new)

Chad (chadsines) I watched part of the video. That was not it, but that episode looks interesting. I am wondering if it was part of a collection of short stories. I read it likely 30 years ago so the details are a little fuzzy.


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36583 comments Mod
I added plot details to the topic header. Feel free to update it (without spoilers) using the small "edit" link on the desktop website (not the mobile app).


message 6: by Andy (last edited Jul 16, 2018 05:38AM) (new)

Andy Love | 2104 comments All the time in the World by Arthur Clarke https://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/05...

Here's where it's collected http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cg...

Goodreads link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 7: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2104 comments Cristina (a book away from an episode of hoarders) wrote: "I saw something similar on an episode of the Twilight Zone except it was a woman MC."

"A Little Peace and Quiet" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Littl... (the Wiki article mentions the story "All the Time in the World" which is the one that the OP is looking for, I think).


message 8: by Kris (last edited Aug 07, 2018 03:09PM) (new)

Kris | 36583 comments Mod
Here's a plot summary (with spoilers) of All the Time in the World by Arthur C. Clarke - Andy's suggestion:

https://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/05...


message 9: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40644 comments Mod
Chad left the group. Moving to Abandoned.


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