[ Read Online An Ocean of Minutes Ã motorcycle PDF ] by Thea Lim Ý 2.
5 stars HmmmI 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 Eleven except that both stories involved a flu pandemic And there was no comparison between this story and The Time Traveller s Wife which is one of my favourite books of all time.
except that they both include time travel and a love story An Ocean of Minutes explores the question Can true love withstand the test of time if one person travels to the future while the other is left behind The premise is that Polly leaves her present life behind to travel 17 years into the future to save Frank, her true love, from succumbing to the deadly flu She volunteers in a moment of desperation with the plan that Frank will fin 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, the time to which she is gonna travel But when she arrives it is 5 later and the pandemic flu has wiped almost all population So she gets scared and then lots of bizarre and silly situations happen she gets on the wrong bus and goes to another place instead of where she has to go, she doesn t know how to deal with the driver in order to get driven where she must be, she doesn t ask anyone she sees some weird things around her, like recorded children s laughter and people with helmet like things on their head , she has to pee and ends up surrounded by bushes where she gets found by her boss that has come fo 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 The Life Saving Treatment Frank Needs Polly Promises To Meet Frank Again In Galveston, Texas, Where She Will Arrive In Twelve YearsBut When Polly Is Re Routed An Extra Five Years Into The Future, Frank Is Nowhere To Be Found Alone In A Changed And Divided America, With No Status And No Money, Polly Must Navigate A New Life And Find A Way To Locate Frank, To Discover If He Is Alive, And If Their Love Has Endured Compared to Station Eleven and The Time Traveler s Wife on the cover, An Ocean of Minutes was only very superficially like them in that in the first case there was a flu epidemic and in the second it involved time travel Such a wonderful premise, but it just did not deliver I was really psyched to read this too and it was a quick read as I raced to find out what happened to the separated lovers, but it was so disappointing I wanted to throw it across the room Ugh There are some fine things in the telling one thing that was realistic in the text was how discombobulated Polly feels in this new world She is a naturally timid person and she floundered around making errors mostly because she won t stand up for herself or even ask questions Also, I felt that the love between Frank and Polly is well fleshed out It s believable.
There are a lot of odd passages too though with des This time travel story isn t interested in the mechanics of the technology Rather, it s about the displacement and dislocation one feels when one lands in a world that is similar but very, very different from one that one knows Polly decides in 1981 to travel to the future to work for the corporation TimeRaiser, in exchange for getting her boyfriend Frank necessary medical treatment during a global flu epidemic When she arrives in the future, it s not 1993 as she expected TimeRaiser s time travel machine is supposed to jump people forward twelve years Instead, it s 1998 the company rerouted her because her skills as an upholsterer were needed then , and Polly is thrown by how different things look and feel She had signed on with TimeRaiser in 1981, not grasping what the company s terms were She now discovers she s an indentu I can t wait to read this.
The protagonist was usually lost, people were mostly mean to her, and this reader was generally bored.
This book was perfectly fine but nothing really that special to me It has a cool concept and with that it can tackle some interesting issues, but I guess I just never felt that connected to Polly enough to care about what happened The writing was nice and there were some very beautiful sentiments, but it wasn t enough to take this book to the next level for me.
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 protagonist, is not just a time traveler, she s also a refugee from the past and an indentured labourer trying to work off the cost of her passage She suddenly finds herself on the lowest rung of society, no status, money, or independence and in massive debt to her employer The system is rigged against her and any attempt to navigate the mind boggling bureaucracy is doomed to fail Polly needs something to cling to, and that something is the hope of finding Frank, her boyfriend from the past For Polly, their separation was only moments ago, but for Frank it s been seventeen years he went the long way ro