Book: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
This is my 76th read of the year
This is the story of Sam and Sadie. Two friends that met by accident when they were kids - Sam was in the hospital recovering from a horrible car accident and Sadie was visiting her sister who had cancer. Their love of video games sparked a lifelong friendship that ended in them working together in the world of game making. They develop a game that is an overnight sensation, and it sets them on a whirlwind life changing path. It is a story that spans 30 years filled with friendship, love, tragedy, and redemption.
First - I want to say - I loved Zevin's book "The Storied Life of AJ Fikry". Loved it. When I saw that she had another book out, I went on the long wait list at the library to read it. And.....I was disappointed. I think part of the problem is that the story itself just wasn't for me. It is a gamer's dream, this book. It is almost all about them making different video games and running a video game company and I just was bored with that story line. I really didn't like Sadie at all. Sam, and his roommate Marx are great characters so that helped redeem the story and keep me reading. I felt myself skimming quite a bit which I hate to do in books. But it just didn't hold my interest.