No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, ...more
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I... don’t know what to say. I didn’t think this would ever happen. I am painedddd. This is, without doubt, one of the most disappointing literary moments of my life.
Where do I begin?
Aciman retconned many of the events from Call Me By Your Name. Some events/relationships/characterizations were changed for the better, and others for the worse. The fan service is there, but it’s so goddamn inconsequential; too little, too late.
First and foremost, let me tell you ...more
Sniff! My heart aches because I missed Elio and Oliver so much!!But this book is not about them!!! I can hear your screams right now!
I truly understand the frustration, disappointment and boiling anger of the readers after reading this book because most of them (partly me, too) wanted to see conclusion ( a small chance of HEA) of Elio and Oliver! We want to grab the sequel, reading their compassionate journey ( older and ...more
"...the magic of someone new never lasts long enough. We only want those we can’t have. It’s those we lost or who never knew we existed who leave their mark. The others barely echo."
While Find Me is, in essence, a sequel to Call Me By Your Name , for the most part it’s more a book that follows some of the characters. If you go in expecting another whole book about Oliver and Elio you’ll be disappointed.
lmao i dont even know what the fuck i just read this book asked me to buy some of the most bizarre shit ive ever laid my eyeballs on as if i havent lived on god's green earth for more than 2 decades and dont know how actual human interaction works
some bullet points bc i cant be bothered to properly write a review for this ...more
I’m not one of them,
yet I understand the frustration from those readers. They wanted more than 11 pages of *Elio & Oliver*.
Where some readers felt the characters were shallow -I felt the they were real.
I was totally captivated with the entire novel.
We first meet Samuel, ( Elio’s father), and the much younger witty/beautiful Miranda. They are strangers on a train.
I thought their dialogue was phenomenal- vibrantly engaging, insightful, truthful, and ...more
But anyway, in André we trust.
SURPRISE ME OLD MAN. MAKE ME CRY ONE MORE TIME I CHALLENGE YOU. MY GAYASS IS READY TO SOB ALL DAY NONSTOP.
Well, I’m not sure what to say.
Call Me By Your Name is one of the most stunningly composed and profoundly affecting stories I’ve ever read, and this sequel.... well, let’s just say it left a lot to be desired.
BEWARE: Spoilers ahead!...
Spanning the course of the twenty years after Elio and Oliver’s life-changing summer together, this story is broken into three main sections, each narrated by a different character.
The first section sees Elio’s father Samuel, as he travels to Rome to visit a ...more
I mean, like, why? What was that all about?
The book is divided into three sections. The first, from Samuel's point of view, was ridiculous. The second, from Elio's was better but ended up being pointless because it was followed by Oliver's section, which was... what?
I don't know. Aciman is a brilliant writer and I love some of his turns of phrase and insights. But the book just seemed a three-movement concerto in the key of ...more
Find me isn’t necessarily a sequel to call me by your name as much a revelatory continuation of the beautiful feeling that I harbored while reading, and long after reading CMBYN. Andre Aciman writes about love and longing unlike any other, his ability to capture an intangible sense of dire heartache ...more
I think it did not live up to the first book and I'm not even sure what André Aciman was trying to achieve with this novel. Were we supposed to remember the past and long for it?
The book is divided into four parts. (view spoiler)[
The first is about Samuel, Elio's father, who is now divorced. He meets a younger woman on a train and starts a relationship with her. There were definitely some problematic aspects in this first part ...more
When I finished Call Me By Your Name in 2018, it lingered in my mind and entrapped me in its romantic, hazy world that I never wanted to escape. The prose and musings tucked between its pages changed me, as a reader, and I wish that Find Me had the same effect. But I’ve realized, after processing the story for a bit, that this novel is not necessarily a sequel to CMBYN but a companion novel for those curious about Elio ...more
I should preface this by saying I was firmly in the no-sequel camp from the second I heard of this novel being a possibility. CMBYN had one of the best-executed endings I’ve ever read, and any sequel charting that love story again would ruin the tense, bittersweet longing Aciman created in that novel. However, I felt a little better about Find Me once the synopsis surfaced - not necessarily a sequel, but a series of ...more
I'm not sure how much of the style of this one was also applicable in CMBYN (which I loved), and to be honest, I'm kind of afraid to go back and look. I think I was inclined to forgive a lot in that one because of my hearteyes.
I’m not sure if this makes sense to anyone other than myself, it’s late
Don't read it.
Alternatively, if you need a satisfying ending to CMBYN, buy this and skip the first half of the book.
Authors should not be allowed to be misogynistic assholes in this day and age. Having one named female character be essentially a cliche and a babymaker made me hate this book.
I will never read another Andre Aciman novel.
Now I gotta go brush my teeth and get this bad taste out of my mouth.
Here is the reading vlog where I review this book: Find Me Reading Vlog
How thoughtful of André Aciman to show me the official cover of the sequel while I'm halfway through my first re-read of Call Me By Your Name. When I saw the news, I stared into the empty space for a whole minute, while taking deep breaths, then I finally looked at the cover and changed back and forth from swearing to sobbing, from screaming to quietly weeping because it's WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, LOVELY and the synopsis doesn't sound half bad but I'm afraid more than ever ...more
will i read it? well duh, obviously
am i hoping elio and oliver are gonna end up together somehow? you bet i do
do i think this should be happening? well, no, actually, i don't
i hated the ending of CMBYN but it was perfect. it's like titanic. you want jack to not drown at the end but you know it wouldn't have been the same story then
plus i somehow have this feeling it NOT gonna be a happy-ending book and i am so not ready for another heartbreak, especially if it ...more
Where to begin? Maybe about the fact that we got only 11 pages of the content we were actually looking for and they weren't even ...more