Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar Nominee James Ivory
Nominated for Four Oscars
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.
A beautiful and wise book... A miracle -- Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn
As much a story of paradise found as it is of paradise lost... Extraordinary * New York Times
Brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane and beautiful. -- Nicole Krauss, author of Forest Dark
Extraordinary... Evocative, poetic and deeply beautiful... This riff on longing, sexual awakening and the impact of the past will strike an exquisite chord with those falling in love for the first time (or out of love for the last time) -- Tatler
The sultry, sensual novel of obsession and desire that inspired the Oscar-winning major motion picture.
About the Author
Andre Aciman teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan.
This is a beautifully written book charting a long 6 week vacation at ...
This is a beautifully written book charting a long 6 week vacation at a family’s Italian villa: along comes Oliver a lecturer at an American university who is mid-thesis and is working alongside the family father. Unexpectedly the American and the 17 year old son strike up...
Much more than just a gay love story
As someone who tends to actively avoid "new adult", especially when romance is involved this was a rare foray for me. Most of those novels have intensely irritating characters with levels of maturity that leave you questioning their ability to tie shoelaces, never...
Beautifully described coming of age novel
So many 5 star reviews that say what I want to say. I'm late 50's and this threw me back to memories from my late teens and 20's. Anyone who can't identify with either of the characters and thinks this book is dull has not experienced love/life/infatuation or any of those...
A stunningly beautiful read
I read this after I saw and LOVED the film (wrong way around you might say - but I disagree) Timothee and Armie were Elio and Oliver when I was reading this. This book made my heart ache ( as did the film) The book is slightly different from the film but not in a bad...
A literary gay love story that really gets under your skin
A brilliant, brilliantly frustrating and ultimately devastating novel. The "first act" which lasts for the first half of the novel is a long and painfully, frustratingly slow burn and build up of tensions as the two main characters, Elio and Oliver, ignore, avoid...
Required reading for anyone,but not those who feel squeamish when bodily fluids mingle with fruit like the two people who walked out of the cinema when the film showed this moment... Did they not expect that ? 😉 Seriously though, if youve ever loved and lost,...
Verbose and introspective at times but WOW - it moved me. Poignant last chapter.....
Wow - I won’t bore you with a précis, you’ll probably be reading this book because, like me, you’ve watched the film and fell in love with it. I purchased this book with massive expectations. I am a young farmer and I work everyday in a glorious countryside but monotonous...
A Love Story? Really?
Ok, so positives and this is why I rated this with 3 stars. The cinematography is beautiful. It captures that small town feeling really well. It could be in any of these countries: France, Spain, Italy Greece. If you've ever been to any of those countries and driven into...