Book review: Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel by [Gabrielle Zevin]Normally when I finish a book I have some strong opinions either pro or con. I am of two minds with this novel by Gabrielle Zevin which is excellently written and an epic tale of its three principle characters. We follow their exploits for the next 20 years, starting when they are all in their late teens. If you are interested in computer gaming, the book portrays the world of game creators and the gaming industry very realistically — I covered this world as a tech journalist once upon a time. And the relationships of the trio — who form their own gaming studio and quickly become successful — is also very believable and interesting as they and the industry matures. The downside is that the ending is less than satisfactory as the author takes us inside a game itself that the characters play new roles. It just felt off somehow. Nevertheless, this novel is one of hope, of loves found and lost, of how people work together and work against each other in interesting ways that drives the plot forward. And maybe one day you will find those secret underground LA freeways that are posited in the book. (You ‘will have to read it to understand this reference.)

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  1. I am actually sad that I finished this book. I could keep reading these characters’ stories forever. The writing is so beautiful and compelling. The story spans more than 20 years, but I never got tired of the characters or their lives. They have so much richness and depth. I truly cared about them and got angry at them and cried for them and loved them the whole way through.

    I wanted to read it because it because it is critically acclaimed, but I worried that maybe it wasn’t for me because I’m not a gamer… turns out that was not an issue and it made me even want to play some video games, which is honestly weird because that is so not my thing!

    I could not recommend this book more!

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