Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1) by André Aciman

Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #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' 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 gro...

Details Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)

TitleCall Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
Release DateSep 21st, 2017
PublisherAtlantic Books
GenreFiction, LGBT, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)

  • Emily May
    “He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn't changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dreammaking and strange remembrance.” I should probably issue a warning that this is a book I usually wouldn't like. I think. A summer romance up to its neck in purple prose and wandering introspection sounds like a nightmare. And yet, there was something so beautiful, awful, intoxicating and sad about C...
  • Nick Pageant
    One last update to say I saw the movie! I have been verbally spanked on GR before for reviewing movies so I won't go on and on, but I will say that it's a truly beautiful film. It's perfectly done and captures the book in a way I didn't think possible. All the actors were wonderful, but Armie Hammer stole the show for me. Kudos to whoever thought to cast him because he IS Oliver. It's a sweet, sad, hopeful, film that I hope everyone gets to see. ...
  • lottie
    [Sufjan Stevens playing softly in the distance]
  • Kai
    “If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life, I'd stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.” This book has been on my to-read list for a few years, but now that the film is set to be released, I believed it was time to get going and pick it up once and for all. From what I had seen of the film - that is shirtless Armie Hammer and not much else because I wanted to read the book before even watching the tra...
  • Maria
    4/5 Stars “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste!”Phew! What an intense book, what an intense ending. Hello people, I hope you remember this lass here, I haven't written a single review in almost 6 months. Which is the entire period of my int...
  • Katie
    I wanted to make fun of this maddening book, but really, I must just want to make fun of myself for loving it. The bare bones of the story could have been assembled using some kind of Gay Coming of Age Novel Trope Generator. Teenager. Grad student. Italian beach. Fruit. Poetry. Jealousy. Sex. Loss. More poetry. But. I agree with whoever likens Aciman's approach to Proust's (which is probably everybody who has read both Aciman and Proust.) This is...
  • William2
    Shattering. This book is a fucking axe to the heart. But because my heart, perhaps yours, too, was broken long ago, no further damage can be done. So maybe then the book's more like a probe, yes, a very discomfiting probe, making a fuller assessment of the wreckage. The book is also a final report of the survey, as such it reminds us of the universality of our suffering. Finally, one thinks, here’s someone who has not only plumbed the depths of...
  • Julio Genao
    A/N 03/18: i did this. and like all my public mistakes, erasing the evidence of it won't erase the much to remind me how it happened as to accept that it did at all.little intimacies.of the many, many aspects of this book that resonated with us, one in particular was the basis of an interesting exchange between me and author santino hassell. that exchange is excerpted below.SH: what do you think so farJAG: i like it. it's...
  • David J
    How wonderful it is when you find a forever book.We're all Elio, aren't we?
  • Thomas
    2.5 starsAs a gay man, I feel happy seeing queer intimacies receive more acceptance and popularity, as evidenced by this book's film adaptation this year. I appreciate the pulsating emotions of lust and desire in Call Me by Your Name, even if my own first crushes did not manifest into much of anything. However, I struggled to get into this book. The writing felt too distant, intellectual, and heavy for me to immerse myself in Elio and Oliver's wo...
  • Julie
    A friend of mine took me to a French film festival when I was in my 20s. The first movie we watched was about a creepy little 12 or 13 year old kid who stole a piece of raw liver from his mother's kitchen and proceeded to have relations with it. He then returned the liver to the kitchen, where his mother lovingly (and none the wiser) proceeded to cook the organ meat for her family, and then we, the audience, were subjected to watching them all ea...
  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
    Gorgeous prose elicits vivid emotions .....This is a beautiful coming of age novel.... absolutely stunning!So passionate - so all consuming!Elio is 17 years old. Every summer his father selects and hosts a doctoral student to stay with them for the summer. Oliver is the summer student - writing his dissertation.... he has come to Rome... wears his Star of David necklace right out in the open. Elio and his family are also Jewish - but most Jews di...
  • Santino Hassell
    This is a beautifully written story of passion, obsession, and possibly love.It's told primarily in the voice of a highly intelligent 17 year old boy living in the Italian Riviera with his family. They are wealthy, have a beautiful villa, and allow tourists to visit, and writers to stay there for the summer. The book is about the obsession the narrator, Elio, has for a young professor named Oliver (one of the writers staying for the summer). The ...
  • Judith
    5+Stars.One of my top reads this year,without any doubt.I read this weeks ago and still can't find the words to express how much I loved it.All I can say is,-it's beautiful,-it made me happy,-it made me sad,-it just made me Feel,so many emotions.-the writing is just stunning.Read Nick's review,because he's said it perfectly.Favourite quotes, Let summer never end, let him never go away, let the music on perpetual replay play forever, I’m asking...
  • Cecily
    “ We are not written for one instrument alone. ” Do you remember longing for something, someone (“Intoxicated rapture” and “The twisted skein of desire”), while worrying about the implications? Fear of rejection - and of acceptance? I do.This is an achingly slow, beautiful, microscopic analysis of the glittering facets of identity. They’re painfully and joyously revealed during the fluctuating and confusing experiences of late adole...
  • jessica
    im flustered. im at a loss. im reeling from a multitude of thoughts and feelings. oh, where do i even start with a book like this? the story? the characters? the prose? there was a little too much introspection for my liking. i prefer my books to have some sort of consistent plot/action to follow, but the writing, the way in which elio expressed himself, totally made up for it. the writing made my soul sing. yes, it was little bit pretentious, a ...
  • Evgnossia O'Hara
    Μπορείτε να δείτε την βιβλιοσυζήτηση που έκανα για το αριστούργημα αυτό, στο κανάλι μου, στο YouTube, πατώντας εδώ!I've finished this book almost a week ago but I'm not able to stop thinking about it. A generator of emotions. Thought provoking. Beautiful writing style. And at the same time, raw and real. The ending left me with my heart shattered into million p...
  • Natasha
    Me: This isn't too bad, a little boring and some questionable things but not that badMe: *Reads the peach scene*Me: I am... disgusted Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramRep:m/m romance, Jewish mc, bi mcContent warnings:sexual content, misuse of peachesI have a weird experience withCall Me By Your Name.I saw a YouTuber recommend it in 2015 and I wasn't reading at the time but I did look it up and it sat on my Goodreads TBR for a whi...
  • Barry Pierce
    Well, this fucked me up.
  • Nancy
    I found this novel painfully slow going at times. There was too much introspection, too little dialogue. The young grad student and the 17-year-old narrator annoyed me with their wishy-washy feelings and emotions. I craved more intensity and passion. Despite its flaws, I was gradually swept away by the lovely writing, the setting, and growing intimacy between the two main characters. Knowing early on these two young men were not destined to remai...
  • Carmen
    He was waiting for me to say something. He was staring at me.This, I think, was the first time I dared myself to stare back at him. Usually, I'd cast a glance and then look away - look away because I didn't want to swim in the lovely, clear pool of his eyes unless I'd been invited to - and I never waited long enough to know whether I was even wanted there; look away because I was too scared to stare anyone back; look away because I didn't want to...
  • caravaggion
    LISTEN I WAS JOKING ABOUT REVIEWING THIS WITH JUST A "IT WAS PEACHY" BUT I HONESTLY CAN NOT WITH THIS BOOKmy heart is bleeding i am offended it was too much it was so beautifully bittersweet and heartbreaking i am speechless why is it like this how DARE one day i might write an actual more eloquent review of this but until thenlet me cry my gay tears in peace
  • Seemita
    I finished reading the book late last night. As Elio bid a final goodbye to Oliver, I stood by him. The mist in his eyes and heart was in mine too. And I hovered my glance on his name and let the pool in my eyes fill a little more. And then, in a pained resignation, I closed my eyes. It has been almost a day since I read the last word of this book. And yet, the moment I picked it up to review its contents a few minutes ago, my eyes began to cloud...
  • JV (semi-hiatus)
    A heartrending story about sexual recognition, passion, and first love (or perhaps more).This is one of the most beautiful novels I've read. The movie adaptation of the same name broke me; and thinking I would find greater consolation in the book, it broke me again. Seriously, I died inside.The novel rekindles love in so many ways that I cannot possibly imagine. I've felt a strong emotional connection with Elio, an introspective, precocious, 17-y...
  • ♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡
    1 / 5 stars - DNF @ PAGE 42Guys, I don’t get it. I don’t get why this book got such a high average rating like this. I can’t even stand being in Elio’s head. Don’t you think this guy is super creepy?For instance, while they were talking about apricot, instead of him thinking about apricot, what do you think he thought of? APRICOCK! Oliver’s cock!WUTTTTTT? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!But that one didn’t make me stop reading this book...
  • mark monday
    call me by my name, call you by your name; call you by my name, call me by your name. I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. Aciman's style is both dreamy and microscopic: lovely long sentences describing a place, a series of feelings, one feeling described like an event, and then the feeling changes; the minutiae of feelings, their twisting and turning, comings and goings, each little feeling or change of feeling described,...
  • Kayla Dawn
    I don't know, I'm very conflicted. I wish I could rate this higher, but I don't think it deserves that. There were scenes that felt real and were so raw and honest, I absolutely adored them. 5 stars without a question. But most parts just felt unnecessary and boring (that says something about a book that's only 250 pages long). Some things were repeated so often, I rolled my eyes a couple of times! I even caught myself skipping parts out of bored...
  • Shile
    5 stars because it did hurt me good I must have begun using obscenities that he repeated after me, softly at first, till he said, “Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine,” which I’d never done in my life before and which, as soon as I said my own name as though it were his, took me to a realm I never shared with anyone in my life before, or since. Honestly, I don’t even know how to write a review for this book, but I will try to...
  • Elie F
    If you think this is love, you have never loved; if you think this is loss, you have never lost anything that truly matters to you; if you think this is suffering, you have never suffered. Love or intimacy is not about saying sentimental words for the sake of saying sentimental words even though you have shared almost nothing and know nothing about one another, nor is it about living in your fantastical dream detached from reality, nor is it abou...
  • Anuradha
    I saw the movie first. I loved it with all my heart. The book came later. I loved it too, just a little bit more. I’d never heard anyone use “later” to say goodbye before. It sounded harsh, curt, and dismissive, spoken with the veiled indifference of people who may not care to see or hear from you again. Later. A simple word. Before I read this book, I didn't think I would be looking at peaches differently later. I didn't think that later, ...