Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman

Call Me by Your Name

By André Aciman

  • Release Date: 2008-01-22
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 5
5
From 2,150 Ratings

Description

Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar™ 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

Reviews

  • ;,)

    5
    By What am I supposed to our here
    I’m crying, and smiling at the same time and that’s all you need to know
  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    5
    By Danielle_483
    A work of art!!
  • Dazed and Dazzled

    5
    By Westsidersstory
    I have not gotten so throughly stuck and immersed in a book since I was in middle school. I just finished and I need a minute to really sort out my feelings. This book touches so deeply on all of the compromises we make with ourselves in life it really made me think. I am relieved to know that their love did not die for either of them even if they stuffed it down and tried to forget it. I will revisit this book again just to spend some more time with these characters.
  • call me by your name

    5
    By stefaferd
    i saw the movie first, which probably ruined my view on the characters and the story, but personally i found that it helped picture the setting and helped me figure out why characters did what they did. i didn’t expect elio’s point of view to be so emotionally damaging, especially towards the end. the silence of unspoken words, the touches and kisses shared between one another, and the memories between oliver and elio will ironically never be forgotten. it’s safe to say i cried like a baby at the last lines of the book and i’m glad it was because of longing and hopeful thinking and a secret only they knew, instead of an action or a word, because after getting to know elio, he is much more than that, as is his love for oliver. which is resounding and profound—the same words i would use to describe this book. 10/10 recommend.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By puproman
    I had a general idea of what the book may be about, but certainly wasn’t aware of what the actual story has to bring. I loved the book, even brought me to tears at some points. Would highly recommend this book!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Merc. Lynn
    Made me think, made me wonder, made me cry. All around one of the best books I’ve read. It’s very out there and different from anything I’ve read and I think that’s what I loved about it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Benbouchi
    One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read! This is a must read kinda of book:) My favorite book hands down...
  • A must read

    5
    By Ann Sal
    Read this book for five hours straight. Have never read such a powerful, intense book. The ending truly broke my heart… not a typical romance novel
  • Incomparable

    5
    By SDWill
    A superb novel. Richly descriptive and evocative. It may be a long time before I discover anything to compare with the quality of Call Me by Your Name.
  • Simply beautiful.

    5
    By alddoana
    This book is beautifully written. It is so moving, so realistic. It's brought me to tears multiple times and reminds me of my own first love experience. It is officially my favorite book of all time as is the movie. The ending ripped my heart out in all honesty, as it did with the film adaptation. But they are both so perfectly, amazingly done and I recommend them to everyone.