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Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel | And? Aciman
The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profund and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime, in a novel of obsession, passion, fear, and desire. By the author of False Papers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Leniverse
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Pickpick

Lyrical and sad.
I didn't get on with the first half. It had epic levels of pining and overwrought introspective teen angst. And both characters using women as an outlet and as a pretence to ignore each other didn't endear them to me. But then the second half won me over. I was feeling quite emotional by the end.

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anushareflects
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Mehso-so

An intense, sexually charged book exploring themes of masculinity, queer love, lust and youth in summertime in Italy. I found the first half of the book quite interesting as it set the stage for the two protagonists and their will-they-won‘t-they vibe. But after a point it became highly repetitive. But I did enjoy the ending. Warning- it‘s highly graphic in descriptions of sex so if that‘s not your thing, you should skip this one.

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brynnlizzie_1
Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
Mehso-so

Poetic. Basically a love letter

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Lieh
Pickpick

There were some parts I deeply enjoyed, prose wise, others felt out of place and awkward. Nevertheless a pick, im curious about the movie now.

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Anna40
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Mehso-so

A privileged young narrator lusts after Oliver,a writer a few years older than him who stays with the family in a beautiful house by the Neapolitan seaside.As much as I appreciate some of the writing,most of the smitten swooning sexual thoughts and pseudo poetic ‘language of love‘ are ridiculous,i.e.Oliver‘s ass is an apricot.I didn‘t like any of the intellectual privileged bored and boring characters.Not for me.Repetition of ‘later!‘was annoying!

Ruthiella I rarely DNF but I did this book. I need more plot than this one offered. 12mo
Anna40 @Ruthiella I rolled my eyes and said out loud Really? In annoyance too many times while reading. I see why some people love it but it‘s so dull and boring … not for me 12mo
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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

This isn't a so-so read at all. It's poetic and highly literary. I just didn't enjoy it. I don't always love literary fiction, and being neither a teen nor someone who experiences lust, I didn't connect with this whole ode to teenhood lust and first love. It's definitely an interesting read. #LGBTQ #Literary

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CoveredInRust
Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
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Pickpick

The book was just as beautiful as the movie. Time for a rewatch.

However, espadrilles is a word I never wanna read again. 🤣🤣

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JacintaMCarter
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Mehso-so

#2022Book128
Aciman describes people and places very well. His writing is beautiful. My problem with this book is the same problem I had with the movie. Pretty much all of the characters are aware that a fully grown adult is having a sexual affair with a 17-year-old, but not one of them expresses any concern about it. Instead they treat it like a cute little fling.

Anna40 Yes! The scene he describes when Oliver came into his room and he pretended to sleep was creepy and sounded like attempted rape and the narrator kept saying how much he enjoyed it! 😳 12mo
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Bookworm54
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The dice have spoken.
Novembers #Roll100 is number 63 Call Me By Your Name
This was a gift, and I really should have gotten around to reading it. But that could also be said about half of my tbr!

PuddleJumper 😂 That is how the TBR was born 1y
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Vansa
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#littenswanttoknow
Very unimaginative, just my name!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty !! 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Bailedbailed

It's not often I bail but this was awful. Made it as far as page 84 but life is really too short.

Ruthiella Me too. I normally like slow reads but this was way too slow/dull for me. 2y
Minervasbutler @Ruthiella and a bit icky too. Glad it wasn't just me! 2y
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AliD73
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Revisiting one of my favorites today.

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GingerAntics
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Mehso-so

WTF was that?! I‘ve listened to the entire story, but I‘m still not sure I have a clue what just happened. How big is the age gap between them? Should they really be together? Is that peach thing even physically possible? I am so torn about this one. I want to like it. I want to hate it. I‘m just not sure what happened or why. What just happened here?
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #LGBTQ

CarolynM I didn‘t like this (nor the movie) as much as a lot of people seem to. I think Elio is about 16 and the other one (can‘t remember the name - I found him a really flat character) early 20‘s. The peach thing - yuck!! 2y
GingerAntics @CarolynM I mean, I grew up with a bunch of boys. I‘m the only girl in my generation so the peach thing is kind of 🤷🏼‍♀️ to me… I just don‘t think it‘s possible. Yeah, Oliver is at least at the university level, if not graduate level. I think that part was really off putting to me. It didn‘t come across as “coming of age” so much as statutory rape. 2y
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GingerAntics
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I‘m really having trouble with this one. I‘m not sure what to think of it.
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #LGBTQ

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GingerAntics
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One last pride book that came in yesterday. I figure I‘ll squeeze this one in before I start my July reads so the next person in line can have it.
#AndreAciman #CallMeByYourName #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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Noveldrama
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Pickpick

Just sharing my book's bundle. 😍🤭

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RaeLovesToRead
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I think I've chosen the books I'm going to take with me to Italy 💚🤍🧡

Pickles has just slobbered all over Call me by your name 😠 but I think these are suitable reads!

#pop22 - a book with mirror on the cover
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Megabooks @Cortg @4thhouseontheleft @Laughterhp @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

If you can think of prompts that Evelyn Hugo & Call me by your name fit, even better! 😊

jenniferw88 I've put Evelyn Hugo down for #latinxauthor 2y
squirrelbrain Can‘t think of anything for those two…. 🤔 2y
The_Penniless_Author Nice! I've got to narrow down my Spain book list to a single choice, but I think I've done it. 2y
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Branwen Those are GREAT choices! 😍 2y
Soubhiville I really loved Evelyn Hugo! 2y
Soubhiville When is your trip? I think Italy will be our main destination for our vacation next summer. 😊 2y
BarbaraBB Good holiday reads I think. Where will you be going in Italy? 2y
Cortg Oooh, have fun! Looks like great book choices! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 Thanks for the suggestion! 😊 2y
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain I'm way behind on my #pop22 challenge because I keep getting distracted by other books 😅 2y
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author What are you taking?? 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Thanks! I'm looking forward to them! 😊 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville I've heard great things about Evelyn Hugo! @Soubhiville @BarbaraBB I'm going on Tuesday to Milan & Como 😁 I've been to Italy a couple of times, but not these places yet! Have a couple of friends who live in Como so will be nice to see them! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Cortg Thanks! It'll be good to have something to read on the plane! 2y
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead True Grit. I liked the movie, and I loved the one Charles Portis novel I've read (Masters of Atlantis), so it seemed like a safe choice. I'll only be reading in the plane, so one book should be good enough 2y
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Oh nice! I haven't read many Westerns - just The Son (which was good) and The Sisters' Brothers (which was amazing because it made me feel like I was in Red Dead Redemption again!) I've also been recommended Lonesome Dove... 🤔 I probably won't need more than one book, but the others are emergency books... you know... just in case!! 🤣 2y
Cinfhen Have fun!!!! Enjoy 🫶🏼 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen Thanks!!! 😁😁 2y
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themonaisa
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Pickpick

Beautifully written poetic symphony about first loves and suffering. I battled with my feelings about whether they truly cared for each other, which felt heartbreaking! What a gorgeous way to tell us love and longing are so much more complicated than what we know, or see, or read. They were complex and curious in this wistful, lovely, immersive story. Stunningly vivid descriptions and SO DEEP.

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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻💙 2y
Eggs Perfect 🤩 2y
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CassiopeiaK
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Mehso-so

The book was nice. However, I don‘t think it is my type of book as it was too explicit for me. The ending was heartbreaking and it made me sad. I would rate it a 6/10.

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Tripex

The tagged book is calling my name again. I don't know what is with me these days as it's only rereads I've been doing for a while now. The current book I'm reading is a reread and answering Aciman's call will mean I'll be reading the beautiful book a second time, phew!

BkClubCare I watched the movie a week or two ago and it was a faithful adaptation, imo. 3y
Tripex @BkClubCare Hopefully I would watch it soon too 3y
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BkClubCare
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Post from April 2020 with Esther in her Easter scarf modeling for my review of this read. I just saw the movie last night (Sept 2021) Beautiful cinematography! Much passion, a very “artsy” film (or at least compared to what we usually watch LOL) Certainly not a “book is better”; more like a solid balance of the two art forms. #Book2Movie #LitFilm

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Noveldrama
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Pickpick

Call me by your name.
Is my favorite book...I today also remember the start of the book by the word "Later". Elio starts describing Oliver by this word, and heartbreaking ending hold my gaze and call me by your name?
I was crying while reading and after the book ends tears were nonstop.

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MilesnMelodies
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Pickpick

"This is my spot"

Unfortunately, watching the movie is almost a waste without reading the book first. There is so much symbolism that references the book but is unexplained in the movie. It's kind of unfortunate how much they left out, including everything relating to the San Clemente Syndrome which is the entire point of the book. The movie ends up just being a nice little ode to this book which is actually intellectual and profound.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've seen the movie without reading the book. By the time I read it, it'll be time to rewatch the film. 3y
MilesnMelodies @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I watched the movie again after reading the book.. Although I enjoyed it the first time, it was definitely better after reading the book. 3y
littlebunny19 I hated that fact too like many scenes that symbols ellio and Oliver in the san clement syndrom were deleted 2y
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GatheringBooks
Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
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#QuotsyAug21 Day 9: #Peach
This particular scene was erotica fatale.

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nat.cangayo

21/05/17

I think one of the main things I wonder the most after seeing the different rocky stages of their relationship is how they both end up in the future. I have seen some spoilers and I think that was the reason that built up more interest and questions while reading the book. I‘m just curious about how their relationship unfolds and progresses.

littlebunny19 Well in the 2nd book find me they get back together after 20 years I won't spoil more but you should read 2y
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nat.cangayo

“What could possibly be wrong with liking someone everyone else liked?” This line can connect with individuals who tend to have a mindset of “Everyone else likes him/her, why would I be any different to them and to him/her?” We always want to be looked at differently, especially young teenagers. We can even apply this to celebrities we look up to, some may think we like these individuals simply because everyone else can, which leads to judgment.

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kaysworld1
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It is June 🥳🏳️‍🌈 #PrideMonth I'm going to be posting some of my own/ favourite #queerbooks I have read 📚😊
I hope you all have a safe and happy pride 🥰 💗
Todays book is Call me by your name by Andre Aciman
#pridebooks #queerbooks #lgbtq #librarybook #readingthelibrary #readyforthefuture #readathon #readingmyownbooks #loveislove #reading #read #booknerd #bookworm 🏳️‍🌈❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍

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Ast_Arslan
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1. Tuscany, I love Tuscany ❣
2. Sunny and warm (North Italy) ☀️
3. I love the sea and its sounds 🌊

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Join the fun 😉

MoonWitch94 Tuscany is on my bucket list. Love the pictures! Thanks for playing 🌷☺️🌳 3y
Ast_Arslan @MoonWitch94 Oh you will love it! It's a wonderful region ❤🌻🌸 3y
Vansa Tuscany is sooooo beautiful. And the food. Incredible. 3y
Ast_Arslan @Vansa I totally agree!! Regarding the food, is incredible everywhere in Italy 🤣 3y
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reading_rainbow
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Pickpick

Between Always and Never
☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️

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reading_rainbow
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when I tell you I have been devouring this novel since picking it up yesterday, i mean, slowly savoring it by the mouthful. already in remorse for the inevitable ending.

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Cazxxx
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jennbee
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One of my favorite quotes from Call Me By Your Name. I just finished reading it (again), and I like it more each time.

AlysonCB Such a beautiful book and one of my favourite quotes 😍 3y
jennbee @AlysonCE agreed! 3y
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GatheringBooks
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GatheringBooks
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#ShowSomeLove Day 14: #FaveLiteraryCouple right here. As I noted in my review: Aciman has written fearlessly here – and the reader simply can not help but be with him in this singular journey, the one that takes you to that parallel life that you have chosen not to live, then comforting you with the knowledge that it‘s fine. You‘d be alright. My full review: https://gatheringbooks.org/2018/04/12/call-me-by-your-name/

Suet624 Lovely post. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Axandre
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Goal of the evening! Finish the first one and starting the second!

#callmebyyourname #findme #aciman #books

littlebunny19 Splendid 😭😭😭😭 2y
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thebeercolonel
Pickpick

A beautiful book, gorgeous prose and a heart warming and breaking plot.

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LadyCait84
Pickpick

A devastating portrait of both youthful longing and ageless intimacy.

themonaisa “Youthful longing and ageless intimacy” what a perfectly beautiful description (edited) 2y
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Axandre
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A book i wanted to read for a long time!!
#aciman #callmebyyourname #appellemoipartonnom #grasset #metime

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nat.cangayo

Fiction: *Focus on Author* - Why do you think the author began or ended the story the way he did?

The chapters are quite long, they're divided into parts. I usually always get intrigued by the names of the parts. The author seem to always put some curiosity in your brain, on what will happen next or how their relationship would progress. I think the author does this to build some tension in the story and in your mind.

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nat.cangayo

Write a 2-3 sentence summary of what you read today.

The characters Oliver and Chiara‘s relationship ended near the end of July, which ended up with Oliver sleeping around with a bunch of women around time which made Elio always wonder where Oliver was most nights. The parts I read also showed Elio confused with the words “being“ and “having“ a desire towards Oliver. He isn't seeing Oliver as the person he is, but rather who he'd like to be.

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sam07
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01/22/20
In chapter 2 of the book, Elio dates a women named Marzai because he is unable to cope with his feelings for Oliver. Ellio soon confessed his feelings for Oliver, Olive kissed Elio. After they kissed they didn't speak to each other for a while, Elio feeling distress sends a note to Oliver.

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Tripex
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Just finished reading it and I immediately feel like rereading it.
Maybe I should just go watch the movie.

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Tripex
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PS: Still reading it
PSS: It's beautiful, very beautiful

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maich
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Tripex

I'm in love with this novel.

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nat.cangayo

Keeping Language in mind:
The author was very descriptive in the way of describing the events or the characters emotion. The way she express these makes a own little image on my head of the following event. The author sentences like “Almost a light ink, as glistening and smooth as the underside of a lizard's belly“ to describe or rather sketch out an image in your head.

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Tripex
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"Later!" The word, the voice, the attitude.

@ShyBookOwl

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sam07
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11/11-19-20
Fiction
The author described Elios thoughts and how he saw Oliver. The author describes meeting Oliver by using past tense so this happened in the past and Elio is just relieving these memories. The author narrated how Oliver looked at Ellio “ The steely gaze always returned“ expressing how Oliver looked at him once again.