Call me By your name
Title: Call me by your name
Author: André Aciman
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: Call me by your name
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Romance & LGBT
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks’ duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman’s frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.
I read the book in English and had a bit of trouble understanding all of it, so when it came out in Danish, I had to own it and it was magnificent.
The translation stayed true to the very beautiful and describing way the author writes. It’s not like anything you’ve ever read before. It’s raw and personal! It will touch something deep inside you.
Language wise it’s one of a kind. The way the author writes is splendid and amazing to read. It awakes so many emotions and it’s very difficult to explain how it makes you feel. Now this is an LGBT book and it’s anything but subtle. I like that the author isn’t afraid to put in some detail about how Oliver and Elio’s relationship is evolving, it really suits the story making it seem more plausible. The description of the places we visit throughout the book is so detailed it’s easy to picture the scenery. This book may or may not be fiction – the story seem so real it’s difficult to tell.
I like the fact that the book makes you think! Sometimes the sentences are so complicated you’ll need to reread them a few times to understand it. I also like the fact that the Italian phrases are implicated in the work.
One of a kind and I can’t wait for the second book to come out, I’ll definitely order it in English and again in Danish once it’s translated.
Did you know that Andre Aciman appeared in to movie? Remember when Elio and his family had a visit from two gay men, that Elio called Sonny and Cher. Elio was playing the piano whilst two men was listening; André was the person standing with closed eyes listening to the beautiful music.
Read the book! It’s worth every second of your time!