The Lover's Dictionary

The Lover s Dictionary basis n There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself If the moment doesn t pass that s it you re done A

  • Title: The Lover's Dictionary
  • Author: David Levithan
  • ISBN: 9781429994309
  • Page: 337
  • Format: ebook
  • basis, n.There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself If the moment doesn t pass, that s it you re done And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back Sometimes it s even there when you thought you were searcbasis, n.There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself If the moment doesn t pass, that s it you re done And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back Sometimes it s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover s face How does one talk about love Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan s The Lover s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

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    1. David Levithan

      David Levithan born 1972 is an American children s book editor and award winning author He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003 Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Press.

    276 thoughts on “The Lover's Dictionary”

    1. People who get super creative with books are always taking a big risk, you know writing in verse, two authors writing a POV each, and now this: a novel written like a dictionary. A series of random words from A to Z each representing something about the protagonist's most recent relationship:abstraction, n. Love is one kind of abstraction. And then there are those nights when I sleep alone, when I curl into a pillow that isn't you, when I hear the tiptoe sounds that aren't yours.It's a very quic [...]


    2. I really liked how brutally honest the protagonist was in the entries, but the story was too disjointed for me to love it. It was interesting how there were entries about positive things from their relationship, and then suddenly I would get three negative ones in a row. I liked that it was unpredictable, just like an actual relationship. Enjoyable, but I was hoping for a bit more.


    3. Read this book only when you are in love or you are in love with love.I was neither both when I read this in one sitting last Saturday. Then last night, I happened to catch some scenes of the Korean movie Love Phobia at Cinema One. Korean filmmakers have been producing excellent, i.e very sensitive, love stories that are much attuned to Filipino’s notion of love. That’s maybe one of the reasons why we patronize not only their movies but also their many television series.That movie put me in [...]


    4. Very creative! I do not doubt David Levithan’s ingenuity and even though I may not always be a fan of his stories (including this), I AM of his writing, intellect and boldness. I didn’t think it was possible to create a book with only so many pages and with only a paragraph or two a page but somehow, the author made it work. P.S. Happy belated birthday to my dear friend, Ann who celebrated her birthday on November 1. I hope you had an amazing day, my sweet friend. <3


    5. I read this today, on Valentine's Day ♥, and it was a very interesting read. I love how this book explores the range of all different emotions people could ultimately experience in a relationship. I could really relate to so much of this book. This is not only a lovey-dovey story that will melt your heart. It is far more than that, and it is beautifully written.The format of this book is very clever. Each page starts with a word dictionary style, and that's the format for the whole book which [...]


    6. I've been trying to construct a review in my head for this book all weekend, having finished reading it on Saturday morning, but no matter what I came up with, I feel that it will not fully represent the feelings I had while reading this book. To say that I loved The Lover's Dictionary would be an understatement. In a nutshell, The Lover's Dictionary is the simple love story of a couple, left unnamed by the author, told in dictionary form. Through carefully-chosen words, their love story unfurle [...]


    7. Practically devoured this book. It reads like poetry - sparse, raw, emotional. It could as well have been a novel-in-verse so popular right now - just rearrange sentences in fancy ways and you are all set. But Leviathan does something very neat here - he writes a love story as a series of dictionary entries, each highlighting some part of the relationship. The entries are funny, infuriating and heartbreaking. And the love story itself is messy and complicated and yet so very real and touchingrea [...]


    8. Apologies to my library pals who loved this. I was really into it at first, but after a while I grew weary of him. It's probably because I've known more than my share of emotionally precious aging hipster manchildren (my friends and I like to call them "All the Sad Young Literary Men") to have much patience for them. Throughout the second half of the book, all I could think was DUDE, I WOULD'VE CHEATED ON YOU TOO.


    9. **************************A MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT: youtube/watch?v=dXh4QQ**************************re•view [ri-vyoo] noun 1. a critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation. I really wish I had had the mental energy to review this book back when I finished it, but I just wasn’t in the right psychic place to do so at the time. I read it soon after finishing AM/PM, and it fit right in with that sort of flash-fiction vibe I was gravi [...]


    10. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐[9/10]⏩Anachronism- nounIn a story, chronological order is indispensable. What? It doesn't have to be. David Levithan writes,We do not divulge our histories chronologically. It’s not like we can sit each other down and say, “Tell me what happened,” and then rise from that conversation knowing everything. Most of the time, we don’t even realize that we’re dividing ourselves into clues.This is not another of those stories where you expect a happy ending. Or a [...]


    11. blemish, n.The slight acne scars. The penny-sized, penny-shaped birthmark right above your knee. The dot below your shoulder that must have been from when you had chicken pox in the third grade.The scratch on your neck- did I do that?This brief transcript of moments, written on the body, is so deeply satisfying to read.Wow, this book was gorgeous.It took me about an hour to read (well, technically about 40 minutes the other 20 minutes was taken up with me scrawling large chunks of this book into [...]



    12. I hope I'm not the only person who can't relate to this "beautiful" book. Because to be honest, I can't. So sorry(I don't even know why I have to feel sorry about it) And don't get me wrong, guys. I've been in love and in a relationship but I guess we don't have much thing in common. So, it is what it is But it's good to know how other people do in their love life, tho. To me, this book is like a collection of short stories BUT mostly too short to get myself into it. Or maybe it's like a diary o [...]


    13. I seriously need a word for my signature squeal.No, really. Sometimes when I read books like Gone With the Wind or Pride and Prejudice, I squeal. Well-written romance tends to do that to me. The Lover's Dictionary did that to me.Allow me to share one of my favorite entries."brash, adj.'I want you to spend the night,' you said. And it was definitely your phrasing that ensured it. If you had said, 'Let's have sex,' or 'Let's go to my place,' or even 'I really want you,' I'm not sure we would have [...]


    14. Don't you dare tell me that this is cheesy stuff.This is exactly the kind of book I prefer.Speaks volumes if you want to go out and figure out the documentation of two people being in love. It is messy and it is fun. It is good and it is bad. People laugh and people cry. The important thing being with each other.Enter my wife.She read this book and decided to write one along similar lines herself. The next thing I know is being handed over a present of our version of The Lover's Dictionary. If I [...]


    15. reread because its valentines day! so that means i have a hot date with this book, some chocolate, and a cosy blanket. its amazing how the concept of words and definitions can tell a love story. its books like this that challenge my conception of how a novel should read and i love them for it. who knew a dictionary could be so entertainingly adorable?! 5 stars


    16. love, n./ləv/1. an intense feeling of deep affection.2. feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).3. "a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.What is it else? A madness most discreet,A choking gall, and a preserving sweet."4. not a single emotion, but an umbrella term for the entire range of emotions you experience in tandem with someone else.When you're in love, you're also in hate. When yo [...]



    17. Original post at One More PageWhen I first heard about David Levithan's latest book, The Lover's Dictionary, I wanted to read it only because of the clever idea behind the book. I love anything that involves wordplay. I loved the idea that this book is told using dictionary words, and for some reason, this gives me the feeling that this book has a universal feel to it, like anyone could relate to an entry here at one point. I ordered a copy off Book Depository a few weeks ago after I realized th [...]


    18. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/5 STARS!Since I’m a huge Levithan fangirl, I got myself prepared to write this review by deciding to flag every “definition” that made me feel something while I was reading. Well, I definitely felt some things and flagged all some of the pages . . . My feelings ranged from magical like in the definitions of cache and gingerly and meander and posterity and rifle and sacrosanct and transient and unabashedly and woo and yesterdayto amused like in the d [...]


    19. Short commute to work? Buy this book. Short attention span? Buy this book. Need a bathroom read? Buy this book. Love got you feeling down? Buy this book. Love got you feeling up? Buy this book.Love hiding from you? Buy this book. Need your socks rocked off? BUY THIS BOOK!


    20. -3.5-"Y me descubrí pensando: si esto sigue adelante, si no se acaba, cuando muera, los recuerdos que deje en ti serán mi mayor logro en esta vida."Cuanto cuquismo junto en un mismo libro, por Dios.


    21. Full disclosure, I might have blinders on where this author is concerned because every book of his that I've read, I've really enjoyed (Nick and Norah, Dash and Lily, the Will Graysons even Naomi and Ely were all wonderful reads!) With Lover's Dictionary, I didn't know what I was getting into. But good golly, that was different and refreshing! It tackled what's familiar from all the possible angles. One need not strain one's imagination to see how a word applied, because it just DID. Each entry [...]


    22. First read 3/7/15This was so short and yet it said just enough. I loved it so much. It's for sure in the top 3 books I've read this year (or ever?). I'm not even sure why I related to the narrator this much. I just found so many parts where the message he was trying to send was so familiar. Like I've thought about it in the exact same way myself. This book is just another proof for the fact that literature doesn't need to be long in order to be powerful and to have an impact. The story itself fe [...]


    23. The Lover’s Dictionary is my first Levithan book, but it definitely won’t be my last. I mean, when an author can come up with this,juxtaposition, n.It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better or worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longerd later this,lover, n.I have never wanted a lover. In order to have a lover, I mu [...]


    24. This little book is written beautifully. Perfect reading for a Sunday evening, Id imagine it'd be good for travelling too, when you have time to ponder and look out the window. It's delightful and sombre, honest too I think. Those that really stood out were:Abstraction, arrears, blemish, breathtaking, disarray, juxtaposition, only and yearning. My favourite's being:Sacrosanct and posterity.But if I had to pick one, v. and n.Rest with me for the rest of this.That’s it. Come closer.We’re here. [...]


    25. It's been a long time since a book made me cry. This book didn't make me cry. It just reminded me that I haven't cried over fiction since Charlotte's Web.Simply put, this book is an interesting way to tell a modern love story (from a writer's perspective), and an interesting way to see vocabulary words in new ways (from a reader's) while you watch different aspects of a relationship come together, stay together, fall apart, and then go through these stages again. If you're not currently in [...]


    26. I saw David Levithan read the book tonight at Borders in NYC--a moving evening. David's passion comes through each line read, each written. I love his books, but I didn't know he was such a wonderful performer. He feels deeply as he reads, and he's hilarious when he isn't breaking your heart--no, he's hilarious when he's breaking your heart too. His is a beautiful heart, such a generous artist. The Lover's Dictionary is one of the most creative novels I've read. Alphabetized entries headed by be [...]


    27. Everyone knows love is complex, but having it articulated by someone who can really write is somehow infinitely comforting. I don't feel so much fear that I'm doing it wrong. David Levithan is my hero. I might have to buy this so I can re-read it now and again.There is so much poetry in the choices of words listed in this dictionary, and how each word is related to the unfolding of a couple's relationship. Favorite entries (promise I won't type them all):Alfresco Awhile - "It is easy for me to s [...]


    28. I can't remember what grade I was in when I first started highlighting, but I remember my teacher looking down at my now entirely fluorescent yellow page and saying, "You're only supposed to highlight what's important." I replied, "But this is all important." That's how I felt reading The Lover's Dictionary. I wanted to highlight everything. I only meant to read the first few pages, just to see what it was about, but I didn't end up closing the book until I was done. Each entry provides a pictur [...]


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