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Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin (31)

  • Publisher: ‎ Random House Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (July 19 2022)
  • Paperback: ‎ 640 pages
  • ISBN: ‎ 978-0593607831




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.
 
Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.


GABRIELLE ZEVIN is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of several critically acclaimed novels, including The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which won the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award and the Japan Booksellers’ Award among other honors, and Young Jane Young, which won the South­ern Book Prize. Her novels have been translated into thirty-nine languages. She has also written books for young readers, including the award-winning Elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.



REVIEW:
I won this on Goodreads and was thrilled. This is a book getting a lot of hype right now so I am hopeful! Even though I am not into gaming or am a gamer.
You really don't need to know anything about games to read this. That may be a theme, but it's not the theme. It's really a story of friendship spanning most of their lives. 
So now let's get into the thick of it....
I am in the unpopular group with this book. I see so many of you love it, even named it as your Book Of The Year, and I'm like, 'Did we read the same thing?!" I wasn't invested like they were. Sam and Sadie were not my ideal characters. I didn't fall in love with them. I didn't connect at all. Then with about 50 pages left, the story finally came full circle.
This is one of those books where if you DNF or don't read all the way through, you may not like the story, or even get it.
I gave it the rating that I did because it wasn't for me, but there were a couple of special moments in the story. I especially loved one scene that wasn't even real, it was a game moment that was so beautiful.....
So I may not be like most and love it, but I think you should read it and see for yourself.


2.5/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was won. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

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  1. I am one of the other group, the ones that loved this book. I'm sorry you weren't invested in the characters, but I can see how the behavior of the characters early on might put you off them.

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    1. I wanted to love it, but the connection just wasn't there for me.

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