Tomorrow
A wise old dog travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe and through the centuries in search of the master who granted him immortality “Ornate, vivid, deeply colored, and so precise I could smell and taste the world… The story of a dog crossing continents and centuries in search of the man he loves is moving and tender. I was captivated by its charm from the beginning.” —Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Tomorrow tells the story of a 217-year-old dog and his search for his lost master. His adventures take him through the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth-century Venice. As he journeys through Europe, he befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit.With the rich historical vision of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and the captivating canine perspective of A Dog’s Purpose, Tomorrow draws us into a unique century-spanning tale of the unbreakable connection between dog and human.

Tomorrow Details

TitleTomorrow
Author
ReleaseMar 20th, 2018
PublisherHanover Square press
ISBN-139781335580290
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Animals, Adult, Dogs

Tomorrow Review

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Initial ThoughtsI am a bit disappointed with this one. The last part of this book fell really flat to me. It seemed like things became more about the people than the dog and I liked the parts more focused on the dog. This was probably more of a 2.5 star read for me but I am rounding up for now. ARC provided by the pubisher via NetGalley. Full review to be posted soon.
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  • Aisling
    January 1, 1970
    A book to keep and re-read. A book I will be sending to friends. Forget that I love dogs and the perspective is heart breakingly pure since it is the dog's; this is a poignant, thought provoking book about living and love and family and (oh good grief I could go on--redemption, friendship, invention and war....) The author has a true gift for scenes which transport the reader to another time, another life. Plot wise this book grabs you from page one and never lets up. Mr. Dibben is a very talent A book to keep and re-read. A book I will be sending to friends. Forget that I love dogs and the perspective is heart breakingly pure since it is the dog's; this is a poignant, thought provoking book about living and love and family and (oh good grief I could go on--redemption, friendship, invention and war....) The author has a true gift for scenes which transport the reader to another time, another life. Plot wise this book grabs you from page one and never lets up. Mr. Dibben is a very talented writer and I highly recommend this book!
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  • Cindy Burnett
    January 1, 1970
    3.5-4 starsTomorrow relays the story of a loyal dog searching the European continent for his owner Valentyne during the 1700 and 1800’s. Both Valentyne and the dog are immortal following Valentyne’s discovery of a method that stops aging. While the story addresses love, loyalty, and heartbreak, the insight regarding the pitfalls of remaining frozen at a certain age while everyone else around those characters continues to age provides the most food for thought in Tomorrow. This aspect of Tomorrow 3.5-4 starsTomorrow relays the story of a loyal dog searching the European continent for his owner Valentyne during the 1700 and 1800’s. Both Valentyne and the dog are immortal following Valentyne’s discovery of a method that stops aging. While the story addresses love, loyalty, and heartbreak, the insight regarding the pitfalls of remaining frozen at a certain age while everyone else around those characters continues to age provides the most food for thought in Tomorrow. This aspect of Tomorrow is reminiscent of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. While the idea of immortality might appeal to some, the actuality would instead be a curse. While I enjoyed the tales of travel through fascinating periods in Europe, the book is longer than necessary. I enjoyed and was surprised by events at the end but had to skim a bit to get there. Overall, I liked the book. I received this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Carol Kean
    January 1, 1970
    This dog is more erudite and articulate than most human writers.I love the character. Insightful, observant, wise, and wonderful.But... he's a dog. Grant the writer some willing suspension of disbelief, or you'll miss out on a great story. Yes, I'm all for that.This one opens with a dog awaiting the return of his beloved Master - for almost two centuries! - thanks to an elixer that allows a man and his dog to live crazy-long lives.The dog narrates tales of their time on a battlefield, tending to This dog is more erudite and articulate than most human writers.I love the character. Insightful, observant, wise, and wonderful.But... he's a dog. Grant the writer some willing suspension of disbelief, or you'll miss out on a great story. Yes, I'm all for that.This one opens with a dog awaiting the return of his beloved Master - for almost two centuries! - thanks to an elixer that allows a man and his dog to live crazy-long lives.The dog narrates tales of their time on a battlefield, tending to the wounded.He's there in 1815 when Napolean meets Waterloo.Betrayals, insanely wrong imprisonments, adventures, mishaps, reunions - this is a long story, beautifully told.My willing suspension of disbelief, however, kept kicking in. I was barely able to stay in the story. I read to escape, and sometimes, I just don't have the wherewithal to work at reading. I'm spoiled by Jack London, who kept his dog adventures on the shorter side.Also, London's dogs didn't sound like they had a PhD in literature or philosophy.Still! This is a most endearing story, with memorable scenes and characters, and heartbreak, as our immortal dog outlives his canine companions.Be strong.I wanted to savor every word, but this is a long novel, so I skimmed the parts where mortal dog friends die (sniff! sob!) and jumped ahead to where - FINALLY - dog and Master are reunited, and traitors are exposed.I'm a broken record, but here I go again: Historical Fiction is not for the faint of heart.Brutal stuff, beautifully written.
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  • Rachel Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Damien Dibben’s forthcoming novel, Tomorrow, follows the journey of one extraordinary dog on his quest to be reunited with his extraordinary master. On this hazardous road, both dog and master are forced to confront the ethics and pitfalls of love, loyalty and eternal life—all this unfolding over centuries across the canvas of war-torn Europe. The story is enchanting and tender, the details accurate and thought-provoking, whether chronicling the horrors of war, the best of human art and innovati Damien Dibben’s forthcoming novel, Tomorrow, follows the journey of one extraordinary dog on his quest to be reunited with his extraordinary master. On this hazardous road, both dog and master are forced to confront the ethics and pitfalls of love, loyalty and eternal life—all this unfolding over centuries across the canvas of war-torn Europe. The story is enchanting and tender, the details accurate and thought-provoking, whether chronicling the horrors of war, the best of human art and innovation, or the truly noble character of a good dog.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    I won an ARC of this book from Goodreads Giveaways. Tomorrow is a beautifully written novel which draws the reader into the world of a dog searching for his master. Dibben provides a thoughtful look at the human race through the eyes of man's most loyal friend. Through the eyes of this insightful puppy, we celebrate the great achievements of mankind and witness the horrors we are capable of inflicting.Yet, I struggle to say much more about this novel. The middle of the story lags a bit and conta I won an ARC of this book from Goodreads Giveaways. Tomorrow is a beautifully written novel which draws the reader into the world of a dog searching for his master. Dibben provides a thoughtful look at the human race through the eyes of man's most loyal friend. Through the eyes of this insightful puppy, we celebrate the great achievements of mankind and witness the horrors we are capable of inflicting.Yet, I struggle to say much more about this novel. The middle of the story lags a bit and contains an odd lecture on not eating meat, the combination of which almost caused me to throw down the book (despite being a pescatarian, myself). I feel I cannot give a fair review without finishing a book, so I pressed on. The ending of the book was worth the middle. While most of the twists and turns are predictable, Dibben's treats the reader to an unexpected and wonderful conclusion. He reveals the strength and beauty of tragedy, the peace of forgiveness, the complicated dynamic of familial love, and leaves the reader with a wonderful bit of hope. It is in these last one-hundred or so pages that the reader can see the author's purpose revealed. His purpose is beautiful and wonderful, but I am not sure it is cohesive throughout the novel. So, I leave you with a review that doesn't feel complete as I try to reconcile my emotions and thoughts regarding this novel. 
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  • Carla
    January 1, 1970
    The story of a man and his very loyal dog, Tomorrow. The master goes missing and the dog stays in Venice waiting for him for 127 years. The tale is told from the view point of Tomorrow and is well written, funny, touching, and a joy to read.This is one of the giveaways I've received from Goodreads.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    This book was really good I was hooked by the second page. There are a lot of twists and turns and surprises. You never new what was next.I would recommend this book to everyone.
  • Sharon Huether
    January 1, 1970
    I did not like this book. The story was too far-fetched.I won this Free book from Goodreads First Reads.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Tomorrow!On the one hand, I am a sap who will become overcome with adoration and tears whenever there is a compelling dog character in a book. And there is definitely a compelling, beautifully-written, wise dog character in this book.On the other hand, I am also a cranky person who has trouble suspending disbelief.So, honestly, I’m torn about this one. Beautiful and profound, to be sure. An amazing way to tell a historical fiction book. Bu Thanks to Goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Tomorrow!On the one hand, I am a sap who will become overcome with adoration and tears whenever there is a compelling dog character in a book. And there is definitely a compelling, beautifully-written, wise dog character in this book.On the other hand, I am also a cranky person who has trouble suspending disbelief.So, honestly, I’m torn about this one. Beautiful and profound, to be sure. An amazing way to tell a historical fiction book. But also a little far-fetched.If you like fantasy, history, and dogs, though, check this one out.
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  • Roberta
    January 1, 1970
    This book is mainly about a dog named Champion and his master. I love dogs so of course I love this book. The sad part comes when champion gets separated from his master. They made a designated meeting point in case they ever get separated from each other but his master never shows up,but champion never gives up he waits years and years afterward. The dedication of dogs is definitely in this book over and over again. Champion and his master are definitely dedicated to helping the world and as ma This book is mainly about a dog named Champion and his master. I love dogs so of course I love this book. The sad part comes when champion gets separated from his master. They made a designated meeting point in case they ever get separated from each other but his master never shows up,but champion never gives up he waits years and years afterward. The dedication of dogs is definitely in this book over and over again. Champion and his master are definitely dedicated to helping the world and as many people in the world as they can, very positive characters. In the end this book is definitely one of a kind and a great read.
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    I won a copy of Tomorrow by Damian Dibben through a Good reads giveaway. This book is about a dog looking for his master. His master called him Champion. They would go oyster hunting in the evenings. The motto was "tomorrow we begin again", I like that. Champion rescues another dog, Sporco, who was left tied up & left to die. They became best friends & embarked on this adventure together. The story takes him through the war.
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  • Marissa
    January 1, 1970
    Goodreads Uncorrected Proof CopyThis is a story of a dog searching of its master. His adventures along the way, during his immortal life through more than two hundred years. The people he encounters and his loves both human and non humans.This book takes you on a rich journey of time. An adventure through the eyes of a dog, That one must live in the present and not in the past.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Unique4 1/2 starsThank you goodreads for this free advance copy.A dogs story unlike any other. Told by the dog from a dogs viewpoint, senses and loving devotion. Touches the heart over time and the European continent. Tomorrow we begin again
  • Barbara White
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the concept of this book - the story of a dog and its human. The dog's point of view was a wonderful way to hear the story. I would recommend this book to dog lovers. They'd understand. I was touched. Thanks to Goodreads First Reads for a copy of Tomorrow.
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  • Mary Allen
    January 1, 1970
    I had won the Book on a Goodreads giveaway, A well written book. The characters were done well.The main character is a dog named Champion and his name fit him well. I believe dogs a very special, some even smarter than humans. I know this is fiction, but a very GOODREAD to me.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I think if I became immortal, I'd choose a dog to be my companion through it all also. Interesting story.This review is in exchange for a free copy received from the publisher.
  • Huguette Larochelle
    January 1, 1970
    i win this book.very different story , easy to read, about a dog point of view that live forever a adventures through London Frost Fair a journeys through Europe ,
  • Pamela
    January 1, 1970
    Must Love Dogs. If you do, you'll like this.
  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book off of goodreads give away. Looked forward to reading it.Found the book somewhat different then what I am use to reading. The book was verywell written and a fast read. The characters where well done and made you love themThe main character is a dog his master calls him Champion and the name fit him wellThis dog has lived through many centuries and is looking for his master.There is a magic to this story. Champion has seen much in his adventures as he seekshis master. His love an I won this book off of goodreads give away. Looked forward to reading it.Found the book somewhat different then what I am use to reading. The book was verywell written and a fast read. The characters where well done and made you love themThe main character is a dog his master calls him Champion and the name fit him wellThis dog has lived through many centuries and is looking for his master.There is a magic to this story. Champion has seen much in his adventures as he seekshis master. His love and devotion runs deep not just for his master but for others. Hislove for his master has kept him going. Champion tells of his adventures and where it has taken him on his search. What a deepdevotion and love this one dog has. This is a story for all ages. I would recommend this bookfor anyone that loves dogs. It will touch your heart
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  • Maryam E.
    January 1, 1970
    Just finished reading this one! Full review coming soon, but all I can say so far is that this is one of my favourite reads of this year so far.
  • Carly
    January 1, 1970
    must. read.
  • Denise Breen
    January 1, 1970
    I'm always a sucker for a book where a dog is involved, especially if the story is from the dog's point of view. This was a very interesting read.
  • Natasha Clark-French
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good book but when compared to A Dog's Purpose/ A Dog's Journey it fell a little flat. There were some really inspired moments but there were also some slow moments. At the beginning I found myself considering not finishing it but I hit some interesting parts and eventually made it through and I'm glad I did but I don't think I would read it again though. It felt like it was missing information and maybe that was purposeful but it left me feeling unfulfilled.
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  • Caryn
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.
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