The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Published March 19, 2016

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

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A unique take on a love story, this book travels through the alphabet, giving snapshots of a relationship in one or two sentences. Each is associated to a word from the dictionary, but really, it’s not the words that matter. It’s the glimpses of another life, in a totally random order, that are the real fascination.

It’s barely a story, not quite a memoir either. It feels almost like reading an extended creative writing exercise, whilst at the same time getting a sometimes painful insight into this relationship of two people struggling to be together.

I liked it, I devoured it very quickly, but it wasn’t all that satisfying really - don’t go into it with the expectation of getting a full picture, it’s more like peering through frosted glass instead.

Rating: Unrated

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