Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

A Novel

English language

Published July 7, 2022 by Knopf Incorporated, Alfred A..

ISBN:
9780593321201

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5 stars (21 reviews)

In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.

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At it's best moments, this book does a really great job of being both about games and evoking the if-then logic of games and game decision points. It also has interesting stuff about game engines (how they shape and constrain creation) and collaboration (the Jobs+Woz dynamic of a salesperson and a designer). It also feels like it was written for late Gen-X or early Millenials - references to Donkey Kong, Oregon Trail, Everquest, etc.

I think I would've liked it more if it were shorter...I liked the first half much better than the second, and some of that is because the latter half ends up pulling in mass shootings and 9-11 in a way that didn't feel like it connected with the core of the novel.

I should add that I listened to this, and I do think reading it would provide even more of that if-then logic. It's hard …

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A book about video games that is never really about video games. A book on people. relationships and how those change through life's stages. Felt like an old soul explaining it all, and had me feeling all those points in my life and remembering from the wonderful descriptions in the books, not of just the doing but the feelings in doing all the mundane and sometimes amazing in living life.

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