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Tomorrow Is A Long Time Paperback – November 2, 2014
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This is one of those stories which can have different meanings for different readers. Some may focus on the romance between Cal and Eileen, others on the scientific possibilities and outcomes explored in the plot, others on the subplots and film intertwined in the story… I see the story divided into different lines and I enjoyed every and each one of them. I can relate to the characters and their emotions, feel empathy – thought on a personal note, I can’t connect with them due to a very different mentality and ways of seeing life.
I indulged myself on the questions the story brings about, such as love between people of very different ages, virtual love/dream-love (?), marriage between people who don’t love each other, insubstantial relationships, love ideals, rights and wrongs according to the rules of our society. The nice thing is that some of these questions are presented through different points of views. I didn’t pick any sides, though.
I also enjoyed how the characters grew during the plot and became better, more seasoned and wise, even though Eileen could have been pushed even further by the end.
Overall, the book has a beautiful melancholic tone. Tabitha is a master in building mood for her stories, taking the reader on a subtle and unique emotional experience. Tomorrow is a Long Time is an intelligent read, crossover between genre and literary fiction, very recommended for those who are curious about Life, Love and Science.
By the way, I’d like to finish mentioning the movie script Tabitha added as subplot. It really captured the feel of the 60’s cinema and if she ever publishes that script fully and as independent work, I’d like to be among the first ones to read it! That would indeed, do a fantastic feature film. (Hint! Hint!)
An amazing story. Amazing premise.
An accomplished music composer and performer, at a concert in Europe, Lee encounters Cal, and discovers that their attraction is mutual. From this point in the book, it delves into the realm of science fiction, as they learn that a German scientist has developed a method of implanting memories of one person into another after putting both into a dream state, and during the process create alternate realities for both. Cal convinces Lee to join him in the experiment, and they embark on a dream journey that changes not just their lives, but the lives of those around them.
This is an intriguing book, with a theme that is profound in its implications, and with characters that are compelling in their depth. In places, the author does employ some wording that is a bit complex, forcing the reader to stop and ponder the meaning, but in the end it’s a worthwhile journey as it explores the deeper meaning of time.
I give Vohn four stars for an interesting story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
Cal is an eighty-five year old actor, he was very famous over fifty years ago. Eileen is out of college and obsessed with Cal's movie characters, she watched his movies since a very young girl.
A German scientist offers them the chance of a lifetime, for the two of them to create a life based on dreams. These dreams will create life like memories. They both agree not knowing what they are getting into.
A well written story with two strong characters. Young Eileen seems to know what she wants out of life. Yet the older Cal is still a "lost soul" searching for something he (himself) is not even sure of. Will the two of them find what they are looking for?
The unique writing style and the story with in a story was very fascinating. It really helps in understanding Cal and Eileen. Tomorrow Is A Long Time is an emotionally charged, thought provoking read.
* I won this book on Pure Jonel.