Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Call Me by Your Name is a contender for one of my favorite books of all time. It’s really hard to make me cry from a story. I can name all six movies and three books that have made me literally bawl. This was one of them. The last sentence of the book is the best last sentence I’ve ever read.
The prose is luscious. The setting is unique, a teen growing up in near-past Italy, and fascinating in its depth and nuance. The characters are very real, their struggles very relatable. And the outcome, so tragically believable.
Incredibly beautiful, moving, gorgeous piece of literature.
Your review made me look around for more info. Now I can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the tip.
Funny; I can be so schmaltzy, but of the books that make me cry…none of them are contenders for best book. Oh, wait I just thought of one; the Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kundera) when the pet dog died near the end. Love that book.
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YAY! The book’s totally worth it.
Sometimes the things that make me cry are random (this one sorta is–not the standard someone dies thing.) The last one that made me cry, though, was when Dumbledore died. Cried like a baby.
Wow- sounds wonderful, actually haven’t heard of this one & will have to look for it. Completely understand about Dumbledore.
I hadn’t heard of this one either, but I will check it out. Sounds remarkable!
By the way, thanks for visiting my blog this week. =)
Anytime, India. It was a great guest post.
Bookspersonally, if you review it, I hope you come back here and post a link. I’d love to see what you think.
I recently joined but haven’t taken the time to really investigate it and use it to its potential. I have set up my account and I have marked a dozen or so books as read and rated them. I have also marked a dozen or so as want to read. I wish I could find more time to get on so I could really find my way around the site and use it the way it’s meant to be.
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