4 Stars · Book Review

The Tick Tock Man By R.M. Clark


The Tick Tock Man

By R.M. Clark

Publish Date: 2 May 2017

 Rating: 4 Stars

About the Book:

When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year-old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world” where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man.

With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, he battles gear-headed extremists and razor-sharp pendulums in order to restore order before this world of chimes, springs, and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp, taking CJ’s quiet New England town with it.

About the Author:

R. M. Clark is a computer scientist for the Dept. of Navy by day and childrens’ book writer by night. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. He is currently at work on his latest middle grade novel. Visit his author site: http://www.rmclarkauthor.com


This was a cute and adventurous book. I enjoyed the book very much. The characters were enjoyable. The plot was enjoyable. The whole another world was enjoyable. This is defiantly a good book for young adults or younger.

I like how everything was based on some type of clock. Be it a part, a piece of the clock, anything. Even the characters within the world were some part of the clock. I found that to be adorable.

I personally do not like CJ’s dad. Grounding him for a month over breaking the clock on accident was a bit extreme. Good thing for the mom. Also, did not enjoy the grandparents I know there are grandparents out there like those I just hope they are few and far between. I would hope the parents would stand up to those kind of rude and condescending grandparents!

I was able to read this book in a few hours even though I needed to break it up into two days. It was rather enjoyable. The book flowed rather well, and kept a steady pace.


****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****

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