Title: Come Tomorrow You’ll Regret Today
Author: Patrick Trotti
Publisher: Tailwinds Press
Published Date:June 2015
Genre: Fiction/Literature, Collected Stories
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Received from Tailwinds Press through a Goodreads Giveaway
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
In this fresh and subtle collection of short stories, Patrick Trotti offers a brutally vivid glimpse of millennial malaise in the Internet age. A high-school dropout struggles through the labyrinthine college admissions process as he is reluctantly drawn into the breakdown of his parents’ toxic marriage. A recovering addict finds out on Facebook that his best friend is dead; a college freshman accidentally comes across his high-school girlfriend on a porn site. Set against a backdrop of abandoned factories, faceless strip malls, and suburban alienation, these unsettling and deceptively simple visions of post-industrial despair capture the ambivalence and innocence of a generation coming to terms with a fundamentally stagnant world.
Normally I don’t really like short stories. It’s hard for me to get into the stories or connect with the characters, in such a short time. I’m sure you’re asking why I bothered to enter a contest to win a book full of short stories. Well I did it because it was intriguing and I had just read another book of short stories by another author that I actually enjoyed, so I decided why the hell not!?!
So Come Tomorrow You’ll Regret Today is exactly how you would think it would be. Full of regrets, despair, unsettling feelings of alienations, and anxiety ridden paranoia. I thought I might be uncomfortable in most cases, but there was only one instance where I was visibly flinching. Without giving too much of a spoiler…i’ll just say that it involved a dog, two boys, and the makings of a serial killer (*cringe*).
This book was mostly filled with lots of anxiety and paranoia centered in age where we are regrettably linked to our internet personas and more and more detached from actual society. Are we breeding introverts? Is the question I ask myself.
I gave this book 4 stars simply for the fact that it is a collection of short stories, so other than a few cringe worthy moments, a question I am unable to answer, and every scenario one I can’t relate to, there wasn’t much to catch my attention and wow me. Still, not a bad read if you’re looking to kill some time.