An Ocean of Minutes

An Ocean of Minutes

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan?time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it...

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Title:An Ocean of Minutes
Author:Thea Lim
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1501192558
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:309 pages pages

An Ocean of Minutes Reviews

  • Anna Elliott
    Jun 20, 2018
    I very much enjoyed reading this book. It mainly focuses on Polly and her experiences upon her arrival in the future. The society into which she arrives is not what she had expected and there was a real sense of shadowing her through this minefield of the unknown. For my full review...
  • Emily
    Aug 02, 2018
    This was VERY good, so of course it's hard for me to know what to say about it. Lim takes time travel in a wonderfully unexpected direction, using it to explore ideas of distance - physical, emotional, temporal - loss, love, and sacrifice. The setting is richly realized and like most g...
  • Nadine
    Feb 12, 2018
    An Ocean of Minutes is a wonderfully crafted story about love, independence, and reality. Lim captures the essence of young idealized love and weaves it into a story about heartbreak, loss, and the lengths people are willing to go for the ones they love. An Ocean of Minutes focuses ...
  • Casey
    May 02, 2018
    Happy Sunday, readers! Quick chat about Thea Lim's An Ocean of Minutes. The story goes something like: in order to save the man she loves from a world-wide epidemic, Polly indentures herself to a corporation who put her to work... in the future. But Polly and Frank (her beau) have a pl...
  • Emer
    Jun 27, 2018
    I gobbled this book up in one day! I found it utterly fascinating and was gripped by the storyline from the get go. The premise is that by the year 1981 America is in the deadly clutches of a flu pandemic. In this version of reality, time travel has been made possible in the future...
  • Bonnie
    Jul 18, 2018
    ?TimeRaiser is a good company. We?ll protect you. Today, or rather tomorrow, is the first day of the rest of your life. It?s a gift.? In the year 1981, the flu has devastated the world. When the ability to time travel becomes a reality, doctors attempt to go back to the be...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Jul 10, 2018
    I was intrigued by the unique premise of An Ocean of Minutes and by the publisher's comparison with The Time Traveler's Wife and Station Eleven. A dystopian tale, little time travel and a love story that asks, "can true love stand the test of time?" Yes please! Buuuuut, the similari...
  • Marchpane
    Jul 11, 2018
    An Ocean of Minutes pulls a bait-and-switch that I expect will frustrate and confuse some readers. It appears to promise a pandemic/dystopia with a time travel twist, and a bit of a love story to boot. Instead, the book takes you on a tour of the immigrant experience. Polly, our pro...
  • Maureen Grigsby
    Jul 27, 2018
    Wow! What a beautiful book about the power of love! ...
  • Touchstone Books
    Jan 23, 2018
    Truly a must-read for fans of Station Eleven?Thea is an exceptionally talented writer to watch. ...
  • Diana
    May 06, 2018
    So, Polly and Frank love each other and Frank falls ill with a pandemic flu that is very rare. In order to get treatmnt they need a lot of money, so Polly ends up offering to work for a time travelling company. They make a pact to find each other again when she is "deployed" to 1993, t...
  • Kazen
    Jul 19, 2018
    An epidemic dystopia with time travel? I'm there! Like much good sci-fi Lim uses the fantastical premise to examine the world we live in and let me tell you, it hits ya right in the chest. The story is harrowing - Polly goes into the future as an indentured servant to pay for the me...
  • Danielle Tremblay
    Jun 27, 2018
    I'm not used to reading dystopias or post-apocalyptic novels. The only one that I can remember reading goes back to somewhere in the late 1960s. It was "I am a Legend" by Richard Matheson. To read absolutely! I did later try to read novels in this literary sub-genre, but I only came ac...
  • Janelle
    Jul 03, 2018
    Thanks so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of AN OCEAN OF MINUTES by Thea Lim - all opinions are my own. This beautiful debut novel has a very interesting premise with stellar writing and a perfectly constructed story. By the time the world reaches 1981, it is ove...
  • Michelle
    Jun 25, 2018
    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. When her boyfriend (Frank) falls ill from the 'flu during a pandemic, Polly agrees to go to work for a corporation who will, in return, pay for Frank's medicine and treatment. The only problem is the job is 12 years in the future. TimeRa...
  • Stephanie
    May 02, 2018
    Thanks to Touchstone for sending me a copy to review! This is a pandemic story, but there's a twist: time travel has been invented in the future. If you agree to work as a bonded laborer, the company TimeRaiser will not only send you ahead and out of harm's way but also give your lo...
  • Ishmeen
    Jul 19, 2018
    2.5 stars ~ The story itself is okay and sorta tragic but it just did not turn out to be what I was hoping for. There was a lot of info dump that I simply didn?t care for and this resorted into me literally finishing this book in less than 2 hours because I was basically skimming thr...
  • Thebooktrail
    Jun 07, 2018
    Visit the locations in the novel Can true love withstand the test of time if one person travels to the future while the other is left behind ? What happens when there?s also a deadly virus to contend with? That?s the exciting premise behind this read which I really enjoyed. ...
  • Joanna Park
    Jul 09, 2018
    An ocean of minutes is a book that manages to combine quite a few genres. It?s little bit dystopian and sci fi but it?s mainly a beautiful, usual love story. The world that has been created in this book is very intriguing and I enjoyed learning more about it. It?s quite si...
  • Latkins
    Mar 07, 2018
    I really loved this new take on the time travel / alternative history story, which is actually really a love story more than anything else. In 1981, young lovers Frank and Polly, who are from Buffalo in New York State, are visiting Galveston in Texas when a deadly virus hits, killing t...
  • Gemma F
    Dec 06, 2017
    Dec 6, 2017 Can?t wait to read this! So proud of you, Auntie Thea!! ...
  • Christine
    Jul 13, 2018
    3.5 ...
  • Bookworm
    Feb 21, 2018
    2.5 stars Hmmm...I'm thinking this is one of those books that could have been amazing but wasn't.. I'm a huge fan of dystopian sci fi and I love time travel stories, but An Ocean of Minutes was quite disappointing as a whole. For the record, I did not see any similarity with Station El...
  • Etnik
    Aug 11, 2018
    I can't wait to read this. ...
  • Josie Jaffrey
    Jul 11, 2018
    This story follows Polly as she tries to find her feet twelve years into the future, while flashing back to her life with Frank. It's an oddly meditative book. It has a lot to say about grief, our inability to catch a moment in time, and the inevitability of change. It also raises a...
  • Ronnie Turner
    Jul 11, 2018
    When a terrible pandemic sweeps across America, it leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Everywhere people are falling ill and dying. Families are broken apart and lives are split through the middle. America is swiftly changing. But a way to time travel has been discovered and for...
  • Stef L
    Apr 18, 2018
    Exhilaratingly imaginative. Imagine a world where 17 years go by in the blink of an eye and you awake to a world that isn?t yours. A world where your memories are all that remain. A world that is changed beyond all recognition. Imagine that you haven?t aged whilst all a...
  • Mimi
    Jul 04, 2018
    Just as the invention of air travel had made it easy to go, but no easier to leave, the invention of time travel made time easy to pass, but no easier to endure. Thea deftly paints images that seep into your consciousness, and even into murky stark dreams. This is an indelibly sad s...
  • Dana Portwood
    Jul 10, 2018
    For fans of The Time Travelr's Wife and Station Eleven, An Ocean of Minutes is a stunning story of relationships, time and power. When survival on earth is endangered by a viral outbreak, Polly trades years of service by time traveling to the future for treatment for her lover Frank in...
  • Rhi
    Jun 30, 2018
    I have to say straight away this is one of the best books I?ve read in such a long time so I was extremely happy to be asked to be involved in the An Ocean of Minutes Blog Tour. Prepare for a bombardment of superlatives? I absolutely loved this book even though I felt emotion...