The Great Passage by Shion Miura
If you love words, you will love this book. The story takes place in Japan and is a story of the creation of a dictionary. Who knew that would make a great story?
A quiet and nerdy guy who loves words lands a job in a publishing house dictionary division. He is fascinated by words and their etymology. He's perfect for the job of creating a new dictionary.
I loved all the thought and enjoyment about words and their various meanings. The story is touching and even gripping. I was surprised and pleased with how much I enjoyed this book. In Japan a movie was made of this book. I hope I can find it somewhere on the web and watch it. I expect it to be a great movie if it does honor to the book upon which it is based.