Book Review: ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ by Gabrielle Zevin

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Book Title: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Number of Pages: 416
ISBN: 978-1784744656
Date Published: Jul. 14. 2022
Price: INR 380

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Book Cover

Book Review

On a personal note, 2006, the last year of my graduation, was the final time I played video games. Then life took a new turn, and the advent of internet games on PCs has become more vigorous. Those beautiful times spent with siblings, friends, and online friends playing various video games are just wow! When I heard about this book and the raving reviews where the word video games lingered many times, without any delay, I picked up the book. This was the moment to relive some memories.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” is a fascinating novel written in 2022 by Gabrielle Zevin. The story follows Sam Masur and Sadie Green, two university students collaborating as creative partners in video game production. They climb to high heights together, attaining both fame and money. Their route to success, however, is not without obstacles and challenges.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin transports readers back to the vivid environment of the early 2000s, an era overflowing with the rising appeal of video games. We are introduced to the creative game designers Sam Masur and Sadie Green, whose abilities rise to astonishing heights with their maiden work, “Pioneers.” Sam and Sadie’s brilliance in game design emerges as a force to be reckoned with inside the pages of the narrative. Their natural capacity to envision awe-inspiring virtual environments and fascinating storylines distinguishes them as visionaries in their field. They tread unknown territory, stretching the boundaries of their artistic objectives, fuelled by constantly pursuing their creative aspirations.

However, success is not without its difficulties. Sam and Sadie are under pressure to produce new and unique games and struggle to keep their creative spark alive. They also endure personal challenges, such as Sam’s relationship with his father and Sadie’s disabilities. The work is brilliantly written and has a strong cast of characters. Zevin does a wonderful job conveying the passion and energy of the video gaming industry’s early days. She also investigates the evil side.

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Some of the aspects of the novel that stand as highlights are the characters are well-developed and easily identifiable, and the exciting and suspenseful narration.

The narrative is engaging and suspenseful, with lucid writing and how the story delves into the complexities of creation, identity, and love. While the book is endearing, the long text may be tiring to some readers, and the novel ending is a little hurried.

Considering the colorful techno-style cover page, comfortable font and page indentation, and lovely story. “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” is a rich and multifaceted story that is well-written and thought-provoking. It is highly recommended for anybody searching for a lovely book with a touch of the power of games to bring people together and the importance of establishing one’s path in life.

The book review was first published in Storizen Magazine May 2023 issue.