Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name

Book - 2008
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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar(tm) Nominee James Ivory

The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay

A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Vulture Book Club Pick

An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time

Andre Aciman's 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. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year * A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year * A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection * A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008, c2007.
Edition: 1st Picador ed. --
ISBN: 9780312426781
Branch Call Number: FIC ACIMA
Characteristics: 248 p.


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Jan 02, 2019

Beautifully written novel is powerful ode to love and everything that comes with it: infatuation, obsession, exhilaration, passion, doubt, regrets and etc.

EmilyC_KCMO Aug 28, 2018

Thoughtful, introspective narration and a heartwrenching story. If you're looking for a coming-of-age gay romance and a good cry: this is your book.

Aug 08, 2018

This book speaks about falling in love, sexuality, finding existence in another person's
presence, facing your truth and living with regret while still leaning on what is causing
this regret.....moving and beautiful

SFPL_StaffPicks Jul 19, 2018

Film based on this book, 2018 SAG Award Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, Timothee Chalamet

SkokieStaff_Steven Jun 27, 2018

Andre Aciman’s “Call Me by Your Name” is a beautifully written, sometimes graphic, keenly felt novel of young man’s romantic awakening that left me deeply exasperated. Our young hero Elio lives in a kind of a paradise on the Italian coast where attractive, talented young intellectuals lounge about the pool all day, where professors have country villas complete with servants, where an American postdoc publishes a scholarly book on Heraclitus at the ridiculously tender age of 24, where a teenage Italian boy can easily identify a quotation from Montaigne in French, and where sexually active bisexual men are apparently unconcerned about AIDS even though they are living in the 1980s. This is a novel that takes the Italian concept of “sprezzatura” to an extreme: none of the characters apparently works very hard, makes sacrifices, or faces any real worries or challenges, yet intellectual, professional, and sexual rewards simply come their way because they are superior people. Aciman does a fine job of capturing the pleasures and pains of young love. I wish he could have made his characters more believable or relatable.

Jun 11, 2018

After I indulged in languorous caress of the film (my most favorite in 2017), wish la dolce vita never end, to relive in the book.
I intentionally slowed down the reading pace, more sittings than usual to prolong...the comedic effects provoked in film are in full disclosure in Elio’s monologue. Moreover layers of inner turmoils thrashed them and me up and down, till final chapter - Ghost Spots, to epic level, which had not experienced in the film.
Oliver became mysterious in the book.
Vimini, an omitted character in the film, transmitted messages between two lovers, as well as the now and future.
Roman night of The San Clemente Syndrome, appeared to be a distraction(is bohemian style the essence to impress?) to me, though the plot had intention to illuminate. But I hate to be in disagreement with them on their best time together.

To say, it’s the most beautiful romance I’ve ever read, doesn’t do its justice.

Apr 12, 2018

A magical and enduring love story. I liked the book even more than the movie. I only wish I had read the book first. I don't think I've ever came across a writer who can so poignantly entice you into viewing the transition of two character's lives.

Mar 08, 2018

This book is magical. It draws you into the relationship between Elio and Oliver slowly, slowly
and you have no option but to keep reading as you have a vested interest as to where it will end up. The book is so well written, you feel as if you are in Tuscany together with this family.
To the last word, it is a wonderful book to bring out and read again and again.

liljables Feb 06, 2018

Call Me By Your Name is...delicious. It is written SO beautifully, and it captures the feeling of unbridled young lust and longing exactly. This novel describes the perfect summer in my mind: long, hot days punctuated with naps; ripe-to-bursting fruit, good wine, and homemade meals; plenty of time to read; and, of course, that special person with whom you can share all this indulgence. I fell in love with Elio, with Oliver, and with the setting of this novel, which is very much a character in itself. Pass on this novel if you're looking for something action-packed, but pick it up if you'd like to wallow in its sensual prose - especially on a cold, dark night!

Dec 01, 2017

I give this a 4 star rating only due to the main character's conflicting thoughts throughout most of the book. Other than that, and the writing style that made it a little confusing to follow dialogue v thoughts at times which another reader mentioned, I did enjoy this book. The development of the relationship between the two characters was very beautiful and romantic and I will say the ending was absolutely a cherry to put on the cake.

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