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Call Me by Your Name (original 2007; edition 2009)

by Andre Aciman

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Title:Call Me by Your Name
Authors:Andre Aciman
Info:Atlantic Books (2009), Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:fiction, coming of age, friendship, male friendship

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This is one revolutionary love story. Its not even about the sexual orientation but its about the passion of young, summer love. How one summer can change your life (I know that it sounds cliche but the book is anything but). The book transports you to Italy, in its little, country bookshops to its rocky beach. The book transports you to young love (ah, young love), how "innocent" and passionate it is. This book is just full of truth. Do not expect a happy ending though. It's not sad but it is a real world ending. It is for everyone, whether you're straight or LGBT. ( )
  krizia_lazaro | Apr 22, 2016 |
One of the single most romantic books I have ever had the privilege to read. The environment is a character unto itself. The book is languidly paced and in no hurry, yet satisfying. The story of a teenager coming to terms with who he is. ( )
  RecklessReader | Jan 15, 2016 |
The blurb on the back cover totally took the words right out of my mouth!

Rich, sensuous, erotic, heartrending, extraordinary in every sense and most importantly, filled with expansive and beautiful prose. This book is utterly underrated and I want everyone to BUY A COPY AND READ IT ALREADY!! ( )
  novewong | Jul 8, 2015 |
Even though I read it years ago, Andre Aciman's Call Me By Your Name is a novel that has left quite an impression on me.

Simply, it’s the story of Elio, a teenaged boy who falls in love with Oliver, a summer guest at his professor parents’ Italian villa on the Mediterranean. Nothing particularly dramatic happens. It’s just an exquisitely rendered portrait of the all-consuming, angst-filled first love, lust and longing of adolescence. It strongly recalls another novel of youthful desire on the Riviera (and another personal favorite), Francoise Sagan’s classic, Bonjour Tristesse, and doesn’t suffer the comparison.

So many of Aciman's images are so specific, so sensual and tactile – the family taking lunch on the cliffside terrace overlooking the sea, a sultry evening at a poetry reading in Rome, the pungent scent of rosemary in the kitchen garden, the dark, oiled skin of the boys sunbathing on the beach, the erotic possibilities of a peach. But one moment in particular hints at the novel’s underlying theme. After an afternoon of sunbathing, Elio steals into Oliver’s bedroom, only to find the other boy’s red swimsuit hanging to dry in the closet. Overwhelmed by desire, he brings it to his face, breathes it in and then puts it on. The novel so accurately depicts that aching first love when you not only want to be with the other person, but you want to actually be them, as well. Elio is envious of Oliver’s ease, “…with his body, with his looks, with his antic backhand, with his choice of books, music, films, friends,” and most significantly, with being Jewish. Something that Elio, growing up in the seat of Catholicism, is decidedly not. Elio is a typical teenager, awkward and unsure of himself. He sees Oliver as an ideal. So often those first crushes have an element of that. I can’t say how many times I started listening to the favorite music, reading the favorite books or watching the favorite films of some boy I secretly adored. I imagine therein lies the significance of the book’s title.

The story wraps up with a brief coda showing the men meeting again as adults. Their reunion is poignant and bittersweet. A perfect ending to an enchanting jewel of a novel. ( )
  blakefraina | Feb 15, 2015 |
It's hard to tell if this is actually very good or if it's just very good at emotional manipulation. Probably both. ( )
  danlai | Sep 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031242678X, Paperback)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year

A New York Magazine “Future Canon” Selection

A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year

One of The Seattle Times’ Michael Upchurch’s Favorite Books of the Year

An Amazon Top 100 Editors’ Picks of the Year

An Amazon Top 10 Editors’ pick: Debut Fiction (#6)

An Amazon Top 10 Editors’ pick: Gay & Lesbian (#1)

 

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.  During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. 

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The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profound and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime.

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