Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name

eBook - 2007
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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 spirits is 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 Andre 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.
ISBN: 9780374707729
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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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
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ArapahoeAnnaL 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.

Feb 08, 2020

Call Me By Your Name is a poetic yet controversial novel. The use of rich imagery and flowery language immediately drew me in. The descriptive language used to describe the Italian setting painted such an accurate description I felt like I was there. Oh wait, I actually was in Italy while reading this book and thus I know how accurate the environment was. The story was fascinating and compelling, constantly forcing me to read just one more page, until I was up late into the night. My biggest issue with this book was the central relationship between an adult and a minor. The main character of the book, Elio, is only 17 when he gets into a relationship with a 24 year old. The fact that this is taboo is discussed a bit at the beginning of the book but is then brushed off later on, despite how toxic and unbalanced the relationship is. This age gap made me incredibly uncomfortable, so during the course of reading the book I imagined the characters to be much closer in age, so I could finish reading. Without the predatory age gap, this book would have been phenomenal, however no amount of pretending can take away how awful that aspect of the book was. I would recommend reading this book on a vacation but would caution it against anyone who is triggered by pedophilia. 2.5/5
@nickreads of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 27, 2020

Pure magic!

Dec 23, 2019

is this a paraphilia situation in which an adult desires or engages in sexual relations with a child. The book and the movie is promoting Pedophilia. I knew this would be next. soon children will be able to marry grown men.

Dec 22, 2019

This book is undoubtedly flawed, but I think that’s what makes it so beautiful. In the first parts of the book, we see the raw romance blossoming between Elio and Oliver. I understand how many may find this repulsive, as their love for each other is so unrelenting that it may seem gross at times. However, with further thought, I think it just goes to show the complexity of the affection the two characters hold for each other. It shows how real passion works, how many, not even Elio’s own mother and father, could achieve meaningful intensity in their relationship. While I think the first parts are lovely, I think the last part of the book is where I saw Elio and Oliver’s love for each other the most. We see how their relationship ceases to dissolve, even in as far as two decades after their last day together in Italy. The development of the ending was absolutely astonishing. This is one reason why I would prefer the book over the film adaptation. I think seeing how Oliver and Elio still remember every detail of their time together two decades after the fact strengthens the relationship we see, as readers, between them. It literally brought tears to my eyes. While the film does give us a sad ending (spoiler alert) finishing with a phone call from Oliver to bring news of his engagement, I feel that seeing how the characters moved on with their lives after they had met the other brings a much more melancholic feeling of facing the reality of a love that could never be. All in all, I thought the book was rough, raw, and a perpetually beautiful piece of literature.

VaughanPLDavidB Sep 25, 2019

DNF. About nine years ago, I read what I thought was the worst book I had ever laid eyes on: The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud. Well move over Johanna, you've just been replaced. I forced myself to finish Part 1 of Call My By Your Name, and I have to say that it was 63 pages of the most annoying drivel I have ever read. As I read this dreary narration of a love-struck teenager, I found myself repeatedly saying out loud, "You're pathetic." I couldn't persuade myself to read one more word from this character. What I really wanted to do was jump into the book and give him a couple of good hard slaps and tell him to pull himself together and find some self-respect. I would say that my taste in novels doesn't run outside the mainstream, but I honestly can't imagine how this book could be so well-reviewed.

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ArapahoeAnnaL 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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