{Book Review} The Lover’s Dictionary: A Novel by David Levithan

The Lover's Dictionary: A NovelThe Lover’s Dictionary: A Novel by David Levithan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GoodReads summary:
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 Loverโ€™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.)

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