Friday, 16 October 2015

Books // The Lover's Dictionary

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

This book isn't really a novel in my opinion, but rather something you can flick through in a matter of hours which I did on my train journey to London last week.  It's tells the story of a couple's relationship through a number of words, going from A-Z, just like the dictionary.

It's not in chronological order and is told in a diary styled format, offering tiny snippets into how the relationship began and where it is going. With each word in the book, there is an emotion or memory about the relationship, attached to it. Some are a full page long, others only a few lines.

I can honestly say that I don't know how I feel about this book. It's very different and therefore intriguing, but it's very easy to misunderstand. The tenses are extremely mixed up and I'm still not exactly sure who the narrator was.

But there was something about it that made me want to finish the entire thing, which I guess is what you want from a book? Or maybe I just needed something to fill the two hour train journey I had.. in which case, it's the perfect book for commuters!

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