I received this book for free from Booksweet, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Published by Vintage Publishing on July 14, 2022
Format: ARC, eBook, Paperback
Source: Booksweet, Netgalley
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'I just love this book and I hope you love it too' JOHN GREEN, TikTok
'I recently read this book and loved it ' CELESTE NG, Washington Post
This is not a romance, but it is about love
Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared world -- of joy, escape and fierce competition. But all too soon that time is over.
When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, they are catapulted back to that moment. The spark is immediate, and together they get to work on what they love - making games to delight, challenge and immerse players, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. Their collaborations make them superstars.
This is the story of the perfect worlds Sadie and Sam build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow takes us on a dazzling imaginative quest, examining identity, creativity, disability, failure, and, above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.
'I cannot recommend it highly enough' HANK GREEN, Instagram
'A beautifully wrought saga of human connection and the creative process, of love and all of its complicated levels' ERIN MORGENSTERN, author of The Night Circus
'You don't have to be a gamer to enjoy this story about two brilliant young game designers growing famous, then growing apart' Observer
'A novel that treasures the act of play and holds it sacred' Guardian
'You needn't be a gamer to be charmed by this immersive tale of friendship, creativity and life's messy wonders' Mail on Sunday
Shaun Manning already said this, but he’s right; this book is the Ready Player One for people who didn’t like Ready Player One. (And gosh, did I hate Ready Player One). This is a complicated story of a friendship between two characters, whose lives interwin in hopeless and hopeful ways, and also about video games as a medium and as an art form.
What is a game? It’s tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. It’s the possibility of infinite rebirth, infinite redemption.
It’s about video games and coding and computer science and math but it’s also about grief and growing up and how your life changes and friendship and romance and misunderstandings. And it’s always interesting to read. Five stars. Booksweet link. Storygraph link.