Tomorrow by Damian Dibben


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 H...

Details Tomorrow

Release DateMar 20th, 2018
PublisherHanover Square press
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Animals, Adult

Reviews Tomorrow

  • Aisling
    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 ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    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.
  • Carol Kean
    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 narrate...
  • Rachel Rose
    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 ...
  • Cindy Burnett
    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...
  • Jasmine
    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 n...
  • Carla
    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.
  • Heather
    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.
  • Catherine Milmine
    Won this book on Goodreads. I would like to give this book a 10 stars. Was not expecting such a wonderful story of friendship through history of a man and his dog. Takes you on a journey through centuries and history in Europe. Loved all the characters and their stories told through Tomorrow. Absolutely recommend this book to history lovers and animal lovers. Trying to explain the book to my husband after I finished had me in tears thinking of th...
  • Barbara
    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 in...
  • Storyheart
    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 a...
  • bfilbeck
    A truly original concept! Tomorrow, the dog who narrates this fine novel, is more than a century old. He travels Europe searching for his master. Damian Dibben mixes a tear-jerking dog story with an equally tear-jerking people story with a lot of history in the mix. I loved it!
  • Sharon Huether
    I did not like this book. The story was too far-fetched.I won this Free book from Goodreads First Reads.
  • Sarah
    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. ...
  • Roberta
    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 d...
  • Diane
    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...
  • Tammy
    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
  • Hillary
    I received this book as a part of a Goodreads Giveaway. I love stories about dogs, so when I saw this as a title being offered in a giveaway, I entered straight away. I enjoyed that the author offered a unique take on fictional dog stories by incorporating a large historical premise to the plot. This increased my interest, which made it hard to put the book down at times.However, there were moments in the book that felt forced, primarily because ...
  • Annie
    One of the firmest rules I follow in my reading is that I do not read books about pets. I don’t read these books because the pet almost always dies and I can’t handle that. But I have broken this rule for Damian Dibben’s Tomorrow, because the dog in the book doesn’t die—even after waiting for his master to return for him after two hundred years...Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from the ...
  • Theresa
    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.
  • Marissa
    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.
  • Barbara White
    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.
  • Mary Allen
    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.
  • Amy
    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
    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
    Must Love Dogs. If you do, you'll like this.