A modern love story told through a series of dictionary-style entries is a sequence of intimate windows into the large and small events that shape the course of a romantic relationship.
This book was so different from anything I have ever read before, and I absolutely loved it! This book is exactly what it says it is, it’s a Love Dictionary. Basically, it’s a love story told through definitions.
From now on, you re only allowed one drink at any of my office parties. One. Preferably a beer.”
Each of the definitions is much like that one. Rather than defining what the actual word means, it defines it in terms of this particular couple’s relationship. I loved that it was a flawed relationship as well, it wasn’t all rainbows and puppies and other really happy things.
Another interesting thing was it doesn’t once mention the gender of the “you” in the book. We know that the person who is narrating the dictionary is male, but we don’t know if his partner is male or female (I personally thought it was a male) and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. Because even though I had my suspicions you never really know because how would you? It shows you that it doesn’t matter what your gender is, the definition of love remains the same. And I think that’s exactly what the author was trying to convey with this book. So go him!
I thought that it would be really hard to connect with the characters in the book because of the way it is told, but it really gives you a perspective that you don’t really get when you read a normal book. I don’t know but I just think it was such an amazing book that everyone who likes to read romance books should read. I think this is definitely one that I would love to read again, especially since it is so short. You could easily read it in one hour.
I won’t say too much else on what I like about it because I’ll just end up writing out the whole story. Trust me. Read the book.
Book: 10/10 (Check out my rating scale)
Format: ePub, 215 pages
Publisher: Text Publishing
Favourite Quote: "You no longer smell the yeasty goodness that you apply under your arms, because you are completely used to it. I, however, feel like I am dating a Whole Foods."
For fans of: Oxford English Dictionary. HAhaHa! But really, I have no idea what to compare this book to.
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