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 Dogs Purpose, Tomorrow draws us into a unique century-spanning tale of the unbreakable connection between dog and human....
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4 1/2 stars
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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
A loyal, loving and intelligent dog travels many miles and hundreds of years searching for his lost owner. Both man and the dog are immortal following his master's discovery of a 'fountain of youth' type substance. The story explores not only the changes wrought in society by time, but also the pleasures and perils of immortality.
The historical aspects of the book were interesting, as man and dog experience the Renaissance and the Enlightenment as well as the devastation of the Napoleonic Wars. ...more
This is a meditative and poignant novel, set across Europe from the 1600s to the 1800s, during a fascinating time in history, including the Thirty Years’ War, the Enlightenment, and the Napoleonic Wars. It is narrated by Tomorrow, a dog who is over 200 years old. In the present, Tomorrow is searching for his master, Valentyne, whom he has been separated from for over 100 years. Valentyne is a chemist and created a formula that grants almost eternal life. Valentyne has an enemy, also granted immo ...more
I love this book so much! Charming and pure I was so emotionally attached to the dog and the owner. I just loved it so nice to read something different for a change.
An adult historical novel from the POV of a doggie?
Tomorrow is a 217 year old dog that has spent over 100 years searching for his master, Valentyne. It is a sad story in some ways as you feel the despair of Tomorrow, but he never gives up and hopes to find him soon. How does a dog live to be 217 years old? Valentyne has concocted a secret potion that he uses on himself as well as Tomorrow, allowing them to live indefinately.
The story takes place in the 1600s to the 1800s, which makes it a very interesting historical read; particularly as it take ...more
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 ...more
I couldn’t have imagined this story, but once I started reading I felt like I had been waiting for this book for a long time. Beautiful and captivating.