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Review: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Title: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Year published: 2022
Category: Adult fiction (thriller)
Pages: 416 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location: (my 2023 Google Reading map)USA (MA, CA)

SummaryFrom the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom.

These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Review: This book is a book I was avoiding and I am not sure why, but one of my book groups chose it so I was pushed to read it. I really liked Ready Player One, which is also about video games so what was I worried about? This book totally worked for me.

Sam and Sadie are likable characters and I wanted them to remain friends and be successful in the gaming world. One of the secondary characters, Dov, was far less appealing to me. I felt like he wasn't really supporting Sadie (and Sam) as they deserved. He was creepy. But Marx was pretty awesome. I liked that he supported them as people, as gamers, and as businesspeople.

While I'll confess to skimming some of the gaming sections, I liked reading about the friendships, relationships, the world of gaming and gaming publishing, and how these two main characters navigate the world. Every time they aren't in touch, I was sad and hoped they would overcome whatever spat they had and get back together.

Challenges for which this counts: 
  • Big Book--416 pages

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