Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name

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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' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spiritsis a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374299217
Branch Call Number: FIC ACIMAN 2007
Characteristics: 248 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 24, 2020

Call Me By Your Name is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. It takes place in Italy following a boy named Elio as he falls helplessly in love with the graduate-student assistant his family took in for the summer. Call Me By Your Name is love, hate and hurt all in one creating the most beautiful book. André Aciman is a genuinely extraordinary author who makes you feel as though you are one of the characters. There is never a boring moment in this book as it takes you to a whole other little world. This book is fairly mature and I would recommend it to ages 14+. Call Me By Your Name is truly one of a kind. I would totally recommend this book to anyone. Especially if you love a good romance, a sweet romance and want something a little different. I rate this book a 4.5/5 I really enjoyed reading it. @goodie06 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 10, 2020

Set in 1980’s northern Italy, this is a great love story, but it is much more than that. The author uses the lives and experiences of the characters to provide an explanation for greater concepts, like the passage of time and the malleability of life. I found it to be very well written, with many references to other literary or artistic works.

Oct 07, 2020

This book had such a beautiful way of showing the raw emotions of a delicate and captivating relationship.

Recommend for ages 15/16+, as it does talk about pedophilia and is very controversial.

FPL_Conor Oct 03, 2020

Beautifully written novel. This book was an emotional roller coaster that I couldn’t put down. If you’ve seen the movie, I would recommend reading the book and then re-watching the movie. The book is better than the movie, but the book also makes the movie more enjoyable.

Aug 24, 2020

This is book is so raw and emotional. It shows love in a deep true form. The book is complex and beautiful. I highly recommend to teenagers (not under high school). Yes, there is the aspect of pedophilia, but ignore the ages and this book will leave you sobbing.

Jul 13, 2020

Beautiful writing. I loved Italy as a backdrop.

Jun 06, 2020

By far one of the best romance books that I have ever read.

Jun 05, 2020

Call Me By Your Name is Andre Aciman’s first novel and it’s a book that tells the story of Elio, a seventeen year old Italian boy who falls helplessly in love with his family’s summer guest, Oliver. Andre Aciman did an excellent job depicting the thought train of a teenager as Elio tends to overthink about how he should act in front of Oliver but most of the time ends up being very shy and somewhat awkward which I found humorous considering I’m like this too. The one thing I especially loved is how this is a book about two men in love where the environment is a peaceful one as there isn’t anyone who tries to come between the two because they don’t agree with their sexuality whereas in other novels there is some form of conflict, even Elio’s parents support the relationship as their truly just want their son Elio to be happy. I also enjoyed the rawness of this novel, no detail gets left out. 5 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

ArapahoeStaff26 May 03, 2020

Our book group didn't love, didn't hate, this book; we were puzzled by the numerous fabulous reviews from prestigious papers. The setting is an old family villa on the Italian coast, a cook, chauffeur, gardener, erudite visitors at meals, lots of sun and food and drink, tennis and swimming. The plot is a lustful, erotic relationship between the 17 year old son of the family and their 24 year old scholar house guest. Recommended as a mirror for readers going through a similar awakening.

Feb 17, 2020

DNF. I really wanted to like this book. The writing is so good. But I found myself not looking forward to reading more. It’s very Lady Chatterly’s Lover in terms of forbidden romance. Aciman very accurately captures what it feels like to be infatuated/in love with someone, but it just didn't pull me in like I was hoping.

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ArapahoeStaff26 May 03, 2020

Maybe it started soon after his arrival during one of those grinding lunches when he sat next to me and it finally dawned on me that despite a light tan acquired during his brief stay in Sicily earlier that summer, the color on the palms of his hands was the same as the pale, soft skin of his soles, of his throat, of the bottom of his forearms, which hadn't really been exposed to much sun. pg. 5


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