Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Book Review: The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
A compilation of words and their meanings. In the case of The Lover's Dictionary, an alphabetical organization of words centered on one rocky relationship, its ups and downs and in betweens. An assortment of recognitions and observations about all the little details of love, from the things that annoy to the things that destroy to the things that bring it all back together again.
The kind of book you read through to the very end and flip back to the beginning again without pause; description of a book flagged with dog-ears and underlines and passages to revisit. The kind of language you know will resonate with you at various points in your own life, whether in love or out of it. Words you know you cannot stand to only read once.
The Lover's Dictionary | David Levithan | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Hardcover | 224 pages | Buy from an independent near you