Another book I’ve written about previously. But I love it so much. That would be ‘Call Me By Your Name’ by André Aciman.
Again, because I’ve spoken about this I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. But there is just no way I could leave this out. You all know how much I love this story and the characters in it. The film is one of the best I have ever seen and I wasn’t expecting the book to be awful, and it wasn’t.
The book has more detail in it, obviously, but the ending is extended. I’m pretty sure they have announced an official sequel to the film which, I assume, will be about the extended ending. I’m super excited about that; I hope it has the same atmosphere as the first because that film was something special.
The first-person narration of the book makes it all that more personal and emotional. Elio’s love affair with Oliver is simple and straight-forward and I think that is really shown in the way the book is written. It’s engaging and romantic.
If you don’t know what the plot is about, Elio is a seventeen-year-old boy living with his parents in Northern Italy for the summer. His Father takes on students to shadow him every summer; this summer it’s Oliver, a twenty-four-year-old. The two eventually have a secret relationship. I wouldn’t go as far as to say the two are in love. I think it is just an initial attraction and then the excitement of something new.
I love this book (as you can tell) and the film. I know I say this a lot, but you should definitely check both of them out and let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading!