Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thirty minutes after finishing reading the book, here I am, starting at the screen, still at loss for words. But if I’m allowed only a few words to summarize how I feel about Call Me By Your Name, it’s going to be “THIS BOOK IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND EVERYONE IN THIS WORLD SHOULD READ IT AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE”
After seeing the hype about the movie, I decided to give the book a try first before watching the film adaptation. This is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. André’s eloquent writing style and profound vocabulary was a major factor for making the book a once-in-a-lifetime piece.
Whoever is reading this, know that I’m still at loss for words and this isn’t how I usually review books, but please, PLEASE, read this book.
“I stopped for a second. If you remember everything, I wanted to say, and if you are really like me, then before you leave tomorrow, or when you’re just ready to shut the door of the taxi and have already said goodbye to everyone else and there’s not a thing left to say in this life, then, just this once, turn to me, even in jest, or as an afterthought, which would have meant everything to me when we were together, and, as you did back then, look me in the face, hold my gaze, and call me by your name.”