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Tomorrow: A Novel by Damian Dibben
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Tomorrow: A Novel

by Damian Dibben

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  Eternal.Optimist | Dec 4, 2018 |
Tomorrow, the novel’s titular canine hero, has been waiting for his master on the steps of a Venice cathedral for one hundred and twenty-seven years. When the long-forgotten villain Vilder suddenly reappears, Tomorrow sets out to rescue his master Valentyne and uncover the truth about who Vilder really is. Along the way, Tomorrow recounts the adventures he and Valentyne have faced in their centuries wandering across Europe, and at the heart of his retellings lies the mystery of how he and Valentyne have gained immortality. What results is a gentle, fairy tale-like fable of a dog’s undying loyalty and bravery meeting everlasting life.

Although not recommended for younger readers or more sensitive animal lovers, //Tomorrow// is not just one of the best animal-centered books I have ever read, it is one of the most enjoyable novels I have read in a long time, period. Animal, fantasy, and historical fiction lovers alike will find many reasons to stay up late reading just one more page of this entertaining, albeit occasionally heartbreaking, tale of courage and canine devotion. Dibben’s ability to create an original narrative voice and perspective, coupled with the novel’s fantasy and historical elements, makes //Tomorrow// an unforgettable read. ( )
  inescapableabby | Nov 28, 2018 |
Tomorrow is a loyal dog. His master has disappeared and Tomorrow decides to go to find him but there is a catch. Tomorrow is not an ordinary dog. Born in Denmark his master chose to use him for an experiment in immortality using an extract he made from persian ingredients. Both his master and Tomorrow became impervious to harm and over the centuries they travelled the learned courts of Europe, from James 1st to the Versailles of Louis XIV. However when his master fails to cure a wounded soldier they pair find themselves on the run from an implacable enemy. Separated in Venice, Tomorrow tracks his master to the fields of Belgium and the Battle of Waterloo.
An unusual concept both in plot and also the choice of narrator, this story works extremely well. Starting as a picaresque jaunt through Denmark and London the loyal Tomorrow and his master meet danger and friends. Having lost his master in Venice, Tomorrow's story becomes a little Disney-like in its anthropomorphism around his friendship with other dogs. The menace of the enemy is ominous but again, in a twist, the theme of love and loyalty is reinforced. This is a gentle tale and possible not as intellectual as its concept may suggest. ( )
  pluckedhighbrow | Aug 14, 2018 |
This is a beautiful, moving book, but it will break your heart. ( )
  NicoleTavitian | May 2, 2018 |
An immortal dog named Tomorrow, avatar of hope, trust and loyalty, searches Europe down the centuries for his lost "master," Valentyne. Highlight: A charming cameo by a companionable Lord Byron, showcased as the dog lover he was. ( )
  beaujoe | Apr 30, 2018 |
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"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"--

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