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Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman {Goodreads}
Published by Picador in 2007
Paperback edition; 248 pages

Call Me By Your Name is the love story of Elio and Oliver, a love that blossoms during summer in Italy. Elio is there with his parents and Oliver is their guest for the summer time while he works on a book. There, they fell in love but are unprepared for the consequences of that love; a love that will stay in their hearts forever.

It's been almost a week since I finished the book but it's quite difficult to talk about it. Sometimes you have loads to say about a book and words just type themselves in the computer. Sometimes it doesn't. I will say this: the story is beautiful; a summer love written in a very thoughtful, melancholic tone. It's not a happy story but it is beautiful nonetheless. Quite explicit too -- sexually speaking -- so keep that in mind if you don't feel comfortable reading those kinds of scenes.

Since finishing the book I've had time to go and see the movie and oh, my... it was PERFECTION. It captures so well the summer vibe atmosphere in Italy and the emotions of the characters. I can say I love the movie more that I did the book and the actors made such a terrific job -- Timothée Chalamet is a force to be reckoned with. It is sad but I managed to keep my tears at bay until Elio's father has a talk with him. That scene is identical to the one in the book but it is far more powerful and that's thanks to Michael Stuhlbarg's acting. If you don't feel like picking up the book, you should watch the movie.

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RESEÑA EN ESPAÑOL

Call Me By Your Name narra la historia de amor entre Elio y Oliver durante unas vacaciones de verano en Italia. Elio está allí con sus padres y Oliver es su invitado pues está allí trabajando en un libro y el padre de Elio le está ayudando. Durante esas 6 semanas se enamoran pero no son conscientes de las consecuencias de ese amor que les acompañará durante el resto de sus vidas.

Terminé de leer la novela hace casi una semana pero he sido incapaz de sentarme y escribir una reseña. A veces lees un libro y te salen solas las palabras para expresar lo que sientes y otras veces no. Este libro está dentro del último grupo. Sin embargo, diré esto: Call Me By Your Name es una historia preciosa, un amor de verano contado a través de los ojos de Elio en un tono muy melancólico y reflexivo. No es una historia demasiado alegre pero es muy bonita. Y explícita también, así que si no os sentís cómodos leyendo ese tipo de escenas yo no os lo recomendaría.

Tras terminar el libro pude disfrutar de la película y ya os lo digo que es PERFECTA, captura perfectamente el ambiente veraniego, a veces sofocante, de Italia y las emociones de los personajes. Puedo deciros que la película me enamoró mucho más que el libro y los actores hacen un trabajo estupendo -- Timothée Chalamet está absolutamente fantástico. Es un historia triste pero yo que soy muy llorona conseguí no llorar hasta el final cuando el padre de Elio tiene una charla con él. La escena está calcada del libro pero la interpretación de Michael Stuhlbarg se te mete dentro y te toca la fibra y mira que no dura más que un minuto o así. Si por alguna razón no os apetece leer el libro, yo os recomiendo muchísimo la película.

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