Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin


May 2023

I did Gabrielle Zevin a great disservice, I believe, by listening to her mega hit novel about two friends who create a cult video game in the 90’s and go on to run a Silicon Valley developer together. Everyone I know seems to have loved it, but while I loved the story, a patchy listen (dog-walking, and the dog too often needs attention) didn’t pull me in enough. I was moved by Mazor’s injury, that was extremely well done and incredibly sad, as was the story of his mother. But overall, I think any fault with this book lies in how I consumed it.

Sometimes, when there’s a novel that everyone seems to have read and I want to but fear I’ll never find space, I listen to it to save time. Hopefully I’ve learned my lesson.