A review by chelford
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I've been meaning to read this all year, and I'm so glad I finally did. It wasn't what I was expecting from the synopsis—it was better—and even as a non-gamer I was fully immersed in the story. At one point my toddler woke up from a nap and came out to find me pacing and sobbing as fictional (yet all too real) events unfolded. It's been years since I read either of them, but it made me think of The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, and also a bit of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Reid and The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, based on vibes and the whole spanning decades thing. For a moment there I was so worried that
SpoilerMarx's death would be a convenient way to shoehorn a quick Sam-Sadie romance into the final quarter, and I was so relieved the beauty of their relationship wasn't tainted by some prioritization of romantic love
. I think Marx was probably my favorite part of this book, as Sam and Sadie were both pretty infuriating, but in a loveable way. The author made some interesting stylistic choices in the latter half, but I think they worked. I especially think they worked because we see Sam and Sadie grow and change so much over the course of the novel, and their games change just as much as the style of the sections in the book
Spoilerof which there are five, which I take to mean there will be a fifth game after all

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