Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow - Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch 
Published by Headline on Jul 17 2014 
Format: eARC 
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Blade Runner meets Minority Report in this stunning sci-fi thriller debut.

It is ten years since the attack that reduced Pittsburgh to ashes. Today all that remains is the Archive: an interactive digital record of the city and its people.

John Dominic Blaxton is a survivor, one of the 'lucky ones' who escaped the blast. Crippled by the loss of his wife and unborn daughter, he spends his days immersed in the Archive with the ghosts of yesterday.

It is there he finds the digital record of a body: a woman, lying face down, half buried in mud. Who is she ... and why is someone hacking into the system and deleting the record of her seemingly unremarkable life? This question will drag Dominic from the darkest corners of the past into a deadly and very present nightmare.

Have you ever read a story and felt overwhelmed? There was just to much coming to you at once and you are unable to real follow the plot? I mean you want to but again it’s like the author threw everything at the wall and hoped something stuck. Well that’s how I feel with Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

First of the book cover for this is AMAZING! No seriously it looks like a movie poster….which is funny because I think that’s what the author was trying to do with the book. It felt like I was being forced to read an action movie. If so my main choice for John Dominic Blaxton would have to be none other then Liam Neeson….This would be right up is ally when it comes to movies. 

A Grieving widow, obsessed with finding out the truth in a corrupt society. He spends most of his time trying to relive his life with his past wife through virtual reality which gathers up all the data on her. 

So why is this not MINDBLOWING in a good way?

Well we got

Terrorism.

Murder.

Porn.

Police.

Grief.

Drugs.

And everything gritty.

Now don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that. But it felt like a never ending wave of plot bunnies. I wasn’t sure what I was to focus on. Was it the fact that John is grieving? or that the world he is living in is slowly falling apart due to the fact that everyone is basically apart of  some kind of violent reality show. 

I think at the main core of the book under all of the complex layers of the plot. John lets go of his wife because of his need to find out who is trying to hide the fact they murdered some woman.

Wait….while reading this my head jumps to the Matrix. That’s what this feels like…it feels like Gotham and the Matrix had a child  creating this….O.o that is soooo dark.

Anyway. It wasn’t bad. I actually enjoyed it alot. It took me much longer to read but In the end I could totally see this being picked up as some new crime drama.

Easton