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

emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This whole book is miscommunication trope porn and I hate that for it.

This book started out so strong and sounded like something I would really enjoy. A loving friend relationship spanning over decades encompassed by the passion for video games, something that sounds right up my alley due to my love of Ready Player One, but alas, this only got worse the more I read. And considering I audiobooked this, it made it so much worse to get through.

I think my reading experience for this was hindered significantly because personally, I found the audiobook for this exceptionally boring. Also can someone explain why Part VII was done with a different voice actor and all the sudden was in first person? I hated that switch, the voice actor switch was a creative choice sure, but do NOT switch to first person when I'm 75% done with a third person novel, I beg of you. 

Anyway, I can see the appeal of why people love this. I watched Gabrielle Zevin's spot on the Jimmy Fallon show and I can see the vision she had and her explanation is sound, but personally, both Sadie and Sam became insufferable to me due to their inability to talk to each other even though the whole conceit of the story is that they both love each other unequivocally?? Make it make sense. Anyway, clearly I'm in the minority on this one but I'm okay with that.

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