Publisher Atlantic Books. Related books. Becky Albertalli Simon vs. Amanda Lovelace the princess saves herself in this one. Courtney Peppernell Pillow Thoughts. More about the book. But Elio's family, because they are European academics, allow him to do a lot of things American parents never would. The sex is pretty hot, and Aciman writes "desperately in love and horny bisexual 17 year old boy" really well.
And it definitely disproves that stupid theory that men write porn and women write romance and even if men wrote romance it'd be different from what women write. The main characters act like boys, and not like a boy and a girl, but maybe people should try redefining what they think it means to "act like a boy". Stop writing gender roles that goes for you too, slashers! What I mean by this is that the sex and relationships are realistic. Elio learns that his fantasies don't quite correspond to reality.
His first time leaves him feeling guilty, ashamed and sore, even though he wants to do it again. The reactions of the characters aren't the reactions of any gender stereotype, it's very easy to be female and yet identify with Elio, without the character being "feminized". But Elio doesn't just want Oliver, he also speaks enviously of Oliver's muscles. The line between wanting someone and wanting to be them can be very thin.
It can be confusing, but it can also be a lot of fun when it comes to same gender attraction. To be looking at a picture of a beautiful naked woman and be thinking "she's so hot, but I wonder if that hairstyle would look good on me? And I know I'm not weird to say that it happens with het attraction too. At least for probably more girls than will admit it. After all, we live in a world where for most of history the male characters in mainstream movies, books, plays, religion and comics were usually more interesting or more powerful or lead more exciting lives than the female characters.
It's not a sign of major gender identity issues, it's a reaction to reality. There are a lot of admirable men, fictional and non, that I don't want to sleep with really- but if it were possible for me to kill them and steal their identity, I would. Also, if you've ever been asked to "play the boy" and I mean that in every way you're thinking of it , it's pretty normal to think that way. I also tagged this under "david and jonathan" because it reminded me of that couple.
Without the military aspect or the crazy father or the death. The characters are both Jewish, and the same ages that David and Jonathan were when they fell in love.
The narrator of the story is also an accomplished musician and his attitude towards the girls he uses while waiting for his true love to come around are Favorite quote Elio's fantasy of Oliver : "he'd step into my room after everyone had gone to bed , slip under my covers, undress me without asking and after making me want him more than I thought I could ever want another living soul,gently, softly, and, with the kindness one Jew extends to another, work his way into my body, gently, softly, after heeding the words I'd been rehearsing for days now, Please, don't hurt me, which meant, Hurt me all you want"It only gets four stars for two reasons.
One, there are a couple of moments, such as an "American Pie" style bisexual fantasy involving a piece of fruit, that made me go "WTF? But I honestly can't see any way this story could end that would make readers happy, so what can you do? Totally delectable. The prose is sort of artless, but in a way that's entirely appropriate to the mindset of a love lust -struck 17 year old. Artfully artless.
And the thoughts and emotions are SO well-observed, it's delightful. On every page there's some line that makes me reflect, "yes, that's exactly how it was! I've never seen anyone put it that way before, but it's precisely right. It all feel perfectly honest and accurate and I read the whole thing with a big stupid grin on my face. I am left somewhat speechless by this novel. I was so mesmerized by the prose I sat and read it cover to cover without pause. I'm not so sure now! Also, the characters and vague progression of the plot reminded me of another book, Maurice by E M Forster, which, going by my review, I much preferred.
I can't stand poetry at the best of times, but the pretentious wanker that Oliver and Elio meet through Oliver's publisher would have put me off the breed for life anyway. Great setting with a feel of endless summer, but more Edwardian in language and attitude than late twentieth century.
Read Maurice and watch the film version of Call Me , I would suggest. It has been a long while since I've read a painting book. It's what I call books with really well-written scenes, and not just the physical ones, but the emotional ones as well. What can I say? This book is beautiful.
Nevertheless, I was emotionally provoked in the end :. I went to a reading by Andre Aciman the other day. I had enjoyed a couple of his essays but hadn't known he also wrote fiction. The day my husband checked out this book from the library, I stole a look at the first few pages before, then stole the book. I'm amazed to see this depth of interiority so well sustained. It's even a little maddening--as it should be.
After all, it is a story of intimacy. It was the little, though not very subtle nuances in this book which in my eyes made it shine. The wound that hurt the most from the book was the public defamation of Calvino. Very intense and visceral, yet also strangely distant from its subject. Although the book is written in the first person and is about deep longing, it felt very much as though it were written from a distance of years, as in fact the writer probably intended.
Still a very intense read. Beautiful writing evoking the yearning and obsessive qualities of first love in adolescence - that feeling of wanting to merge with and BE the beloved. A few nitpicky concerns.
The fact that this novel is set in Italy, my favourite country, was enough to ensure that I would be sure to enjoy the settings evoked by this authors prose, but if you add in the fact that it is a bittersweet romance with bold characters you cannot help but care about, then you are guaranteed a winner.
I won't summarise the plot as that has already been done, but I wanted to add in my two-pence worth at least and agree that this is a really beautiful novel. I read a lot of gay fiction, some of which is erotic and overly done, but this was a truly tender romance and I really found myself aching for the two men and their longing for one another. It had a very dreamlike quality to it which I really admired.
The writing style is wonderful, evocative and rich with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Italy. You can virtually feel the hot summer seeping through the pages and imagine yourself in the sun-drenched Meditteranean. The characters are very well drawn, though at first I did feel that Elio seemed to be far too intelligent for his age, but hey-ho.
I fell in love with Oliver who initially seemed to be a bit of a play boy, until eventually his realness shone through. I loved this book, though for me it does lose one star merely because I did find it difficult to follow Elio's narrative voice on occaision- particularly with his high-brow interests which for me just didn't seem that true and became a bit pretentious at times. I will definitely read more books by Aciman in future.
Totally delectable. The prose is sort of artless, but in a way that's entirely appropriate to the mindset of a love lust -struck 17 year old.
Artfully artless. And the thoughts and emotions are SO well-observed, it's delightful. On every page there's some line that makes me reflect, "yes, that's exactly how it was! I've never seen anyone put it that way before, but it's precisely right. It all feel perfectly honest and accurate and I read the whole thing with a big stupid grin on my face.
I am left somewhat speechless by this novel. I was so mesmerized by the prose I sat and read it cover to cover without pause. I cannot think of any other work that has captured desire and lust so accurately and more than that, so beautifully.
The way Aciman wrote Elio's thoughts and desires just felt so pure and perfect. The confusion about his feelings, and the shame later, and everything in between, I was right there with him, feeling them all.
It took me to a time when I remember being scared of my thoughts and feelings and desires, and not knowing what any of them meant. It never felt cliche, or trite or pretentious to me, the way so many books of this topic can be. It felt nuanced and real, and visceral. It felt like I was there, feeling all over again that ache of obsession that turns into feelings that turns into love. Love that doesn't need to be called that to know that it is that.
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