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The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
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Mar 08, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from March 08 to 09, 2012

This was such a lovely, clever little book. It’s the story of the ups and downs of a relationship told through a series of dictionary entries, like this one:

Suffuse, v.
I don’t like it when you use my shampoo, because then your hair smells like me, not you.

The narrator is an unnamed man, and his unnamed lover could either be a man or a woman, we never find out (a neat trick in itself.) I sometimes find things like this a little too precious, but this one was not. It hit me where I live, and I was blown away by just how well-developed the characters became in such an unusual format, and more than a little awed by the skill that was obviously involved in making this work. A quick read, yes, but by no means slight—and well worth picking up.
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03/08/2012 page 190
90.0% "I'm more than a little awed at the skill that obviously went into making this little thing work."

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