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Previous BRs - Authors; A - D > Aciman, André-- Call Me By Your Name informal buddy read starts August 1, 2018

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This thread is open to discuss Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman



Synopsis
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.


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      ~ Buddy Style Reads ~
    Three Ways to Enjoy a Book!
At NRBC we use three styles of buddy reads. These will be indicated in the thread title as “Buddy Read”, “Relaxed Buddy Read” or “Informal Buddy Read”.
A “Buddy Read” has a discussion leader and a reading date is set to start the book. A reading schedule is posted prior to the start date and discussion questions are posted each day regarding that section of the book. More information about these types of reads is below. An example is here, showing a reading schedule here.

A “Relaxed Buddy Read” is similar to our usual “buddy reads” except there are less questions and break points. For example, a book may be split into three sections and those reading the book should pause at the end of the section to answer some discussion questions, make comments, or ask their own questions to other readers. An example is here.

An “Informal Buddy Read” doesn’t have a discussion leader and participants are asked to consider some generic questions when making comments about the book. An example is here.

A “Read and Watch Buddy Read” may be set up as any of the above, but we will also watch the movie or T.V. series - or even go to a play! - and make comparisons, discussing what has been left out or changed as well as the actors and actresses. There is a long debate of what one should do first: read the books or watch the movie? We usually read first, but it isn’t essential. Also, if you would like to join in, but don’t want to watch the movie, show, or play, but only read the books, that is fine, too. An example is here.


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SandyL | 4409 comments Hey Elen
I'm not going to be able to start this until later in the month...I've got a hold on it through Overdrive but I won't get it by the 1st. If there is anyone else that wants to read with you before then, go for it, otherwise I'll let you know when I get the book. Sorry!!!


Elen | 1095 comments @SandyL - I don't mind starting this book later in the month, I am not in a rush with this book :)


Alison (a1ison74) | 2550 comments Hi both, I listened to this on audio a few months ago and am always intrigued by any discussion of it. Do you mind if I hang around and join the chat?


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Claire  | 188 comments Let me know when you start. I have it on my tbr list for august


Elen | 1095 comments Alison wrote: "Hi both, I listened to this on audio a few months ago and am always intrigued by any discussion of it. Do you mind if I hang around and join the chat?"

Sorry, I only just now noticed your comment. Of course, you can join us. More opinions, better for us :)


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