Adverbs: A Novel

Paperback | April 24, 2007

byDaniel Handler

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Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don't make him happy? And what about Helena—she's in love, but somehow this isn't enough. Shouldn't it be? And if it isn't enough, does this mean she's not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she's in. And let's say there's a volcano underneath the city—doesn't that make things more urgent? Does urgency mean that you should keep the person you're with, or search for the best possible person? And what if the best possible person loves someone else—like the Snow Queen, for instance?

This novel may not answer these questions, but nevertheless the author and publisher hope it will be of interest.

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Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don't make him happy? And what about Helena—she's in love, but somehow this isn't enough. Shouldn't it be? And if it isn't enough, does this mean she's not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she's in. And let's say there's a volcano underneath the city—doesn't ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060724420

ISBN - 13:9780060724429

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surely, a good read! Adverbs is a study of love and no one sees it quite the way Handler does. Poetic and hilarious, Adverbs contains some of the best and oddest metaphors I've ever read. This novel (reads like short stories) at times borders on immaturity, but truly does reflect the way we live now. Read it; it's good and chock full of strange adventures.
Date published: 2006-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a way with words! This book is nothing short of wonderful. The author has such a way with words that I have not seen in a long time. Ranging from laugh-out-loud absurd to tugging at your heartstrings, there's something here for everyone. Bravo!
Date published: 2006-06-28

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“Daniel Handler [is] something like an American Nabokov.”