My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A nameless couple meet,
fall in love,
move in together,
and then the hard work of loving each other begins.
Told as a series of dictionary entries, The Lover’s Dictionary is an intimate portrait of a relationship in all its guises; a compelling, deeply romantic story of two people loving each other: passionately, imperfectly.
This was an enjoyable read. It made me think, feel and smile. The only nitpick I have about this is that while most of the dictionary entries are standalone events, pictures of the couple’s life in a certain moment of time, the author deviated from this by writing about a single event that spanned a set of entries (with mostly the same text, to show that it was a continuation, no less). And then it wasn’t resolved in the end, which is pretty frustrating. (I’m aware that this is intentional since this is the kind of book/author that says as much as he doesn’t say, but still.)