Imagine writing a story of a modern day relationship in the form of a dictionary? Well, author David Levithan does just that. Then go back to the early 90s with a Dave Matthews Band album full of songs that remain favorites of mine!
“The story is non-linear, jumping between the couple moving in together, the first few dates, the possible break-up, and the everyday realities, some mundane, some extraordinary, of a long-term relationship. Levithan leaves a lot unsaid, but the narrative never feels incomplete; the non-linear format leaves the reader wholly encompassed by the relationship.” - Elizabeth Minkel, The New Yorker
David Levithan “brings ingenuity and a wry edge to his first adult novel. The Lover’s Dictionary cleverly uses about 200 unorthodox word definitions, from aberrant to zenith, to tell the story of a couple who meet online, move in together and struggle to weather infidelity.” – Heller McAlpin, NPR
“Under the Table and Dreaming” – Dave Matthews Band
“With an arsenal that includes reeds and violin backing Matthews’ gorgeous vocals, they’ve got chops to kill. But it’s the complex harmonies and subtle rhythmic shifts of songs like “Satellite” and “The Best of What’s Around” that really slay. Almost unclassifiable, the Dave Matthews Band sound like four or five groups in one.” – Paul Evans, Rolling Stone Magazine
“…a set of eclectic pop/rock that is accentuated by bursts of instrumental virtuosity instead of being ruled by it.” – iTunes Review
We’d love to hear from you! If you have a great book or album that you think should be featured on this page, email RebelMom via the contact form.Disclosure: RebelMom.com has an affiliate relationship with iTunes & Amazon, which means that purchasing music or books via the links helps support RebelMom.com. However, the choices of music and books are editorially independent from those sites. All content on this page has been chosen by myself or readers without any financial recognition from iTunes, Amazon.com, the artists, or authors.