Pre-work book and hot chocolate
The writing is beautiful but I so hated Elio‘s father by the end of the first 100 pages. I was just tired of reading the navel gazing. Bring on the characters I care for already!
Is anyone else struggling with this book or is it just me? ð I‘m fifty pages in and it‘s a struggle, not necessarily because I had any expectations regarding it (I try to avoid this every time I read a sequel). It‘s mostly the writing - I find it so stilled and dry. I just can‘t seem to get into the story.
If youâve read Aciman youâll know that he has an ability to tap into desire like no one else, and Find Me is no exception. However those looking for a continuation of Call Me By Your Name May be left wanting more. 4/5 stars
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I read a bit last night, a bit over breakfast, and a whole bunch on my morning bike ride. Now I‘m less than a hundred pages from the end of FIND ME, which has me enchanted. Aciman‘s prose is like Elena Ferrante mixed with Anne Rice mixed with Daphne du Maurier. I‘m enthralled with his dialogue, in particular. It‘s distinctly international, as one might expect from a writer who‘s lived as many places as Aciman. I find it unnatural but evocative.
I had this vision of myself reading FIND ME in a single day, but between breakfast and my yearly Starbucks I‘ve only read about thirty pages. Maybe tomorrow? I mean, I‘m definitely gonna read more tonight, but I don‘t think I‘ve got time now to binge it.
Also, I think this‘ll probably be my last yearly Starbucks. The caramel brûlée latte‘s good, but it ain‘t really $5.88 for a smallish one good.
I went to see André Aciman speak before I read this book and found out this was not a full sequel to CMBYN. So I began reading with an open mind & adjusted expectations.
Well worth the read. We follow Elio‘s father, and then Elio with a new love, but we ache for the truth and rawness we felt alongside Oliver and Elio when they were young. The same way we do now sometimes, as we get older. Aciman knows what we want though, so try to be patient ?.
Find Me is a continuation of Oliver and Elio's romance in Call Me By Your Name - more like an extended epilogue than a sequel or standalone. Aciman's writing is still dripping with passion, the characters' emotions are still intensely felt and rendered, but it's not as suffocating as Elio's youthful infatuation in the original. An extended review will be available to subscribers at http://www.keepingupwiththepenguins.com/new-releases/ #NewBooks
I want to force one of my friends to read this so that I can complain about how much I did not like this book and they can either tell me how right I am or tell me that I am insane and I can rant at them until they sigh and tell me to stop scaring innocent bystanders. I have a lot of feelings about this book.
Listen, I‘m grateful my library lets me borrow so much expensive stuff for free, but their processing bias REALLY irks me. The tagged book came out on October 29th and was ready for me to pick up on the 31st. Most of the others in this week‘s haul have been out for months, but they‘ve only just made it through processing because the library ALWAYS shunts genres and comics to the back of the queue even though LOTS of us borrow them. Grrr.
Very different from call me by your name - I think some people won‘t like it because of that - but an astonishingly good novel in its own right. Less of a love story almost? More of a meditation on ageing and time, what we remember, the stories we tell about ourselves and two people working their way back together very slowly. I loved it so much as a series of character studies and Andre Aciman‘s style is always perfect.
1. Tagged book and Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra. I‘ve been waiting for Find Me for so long and it‘s every bit as good as I hoped so far
2. The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane, such a beautiful book
3. How beautiful London looks and how it feels being out on the streets as people get festive and excited but before the Christmas music starts
The level of excitement I have for this book is so high I pre-ordered it. I never do that. And then to top it off, it was pre-ordered through Amazon ð¬. Anyone know why they‘re the only ones releasing the paperback the same day? If it‘s an error I‘m canceling because I hate them, but I really don‘t like hardcover as a rule.
The long awaited sequel to Call Me By Your Name, we find the star crossed lovers Elio and Oliver and where they are at twenty years later. Told in four parts with Elio's father, Elio and Oliver as the focused characters, we learn more about their stories. Though Andre Aciman's beautiful writing permeates this follow-up, the storytelling is stilted, disconnected, and droll at times. Even the long awaited union appears forced. Complete meh.