Call Me By Your Name – Book of The Month

Call Me By Your Name av André Aciman

På en skala fra 1 til 5, hvor mange stjerner gir jeg den:

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Noen tanker om boken:

Dette er en av de bøkene som alle snakker om, som jeg lenge tenkte at jeg måtte lese. Da jeg var i Melbourne i juleferien leste jeg ut de bøkene jeg hadde tatt med meg i bagasjen, noe som ga meg den perfekte unnskyldningen til å stikke innom bokbutikken ved stranden for noe ny ferielektyre. Jeg begynte å lese på stranda, og hadde noen skikkelig deilige timer i sola, alene for meg selv, med denne boka her.

//Call Me By Your Name av André Aciman

On a scale from 1 to 5, how many stars do I give:

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My thoughts on the book:

This is one of the books that everyone is talking about, and I’ve been thinking about reading forever. When I was in Melbourne this Christmas I had read out the books I brought with me, which gave me the perfect excuse to nip into the bookshop by the beach and get a copy of Call Me By Your Name. I started reading that day on the beach, and I had a few lovely hours in the sun by myself, immersed in this story.


Likevel var det ingenting som fristet meg til å plukke opp denne romanen igjen da ferien var over. Derfor begynte jeg heller på nye bøker i stedet for å fortsette å lese. Det var deres kommentarer på Instagram som motiverte meg til å plukke opp boken igjen, og da jeg gjorde det falt jeg virkelig pladask.

Call Me By Your Name er historien om romansen som oppstår mellom den intelligente syttenåringen Elio og farens assistent, den eldre og sjarmerende Oliver. Vi følger disse to gjennom deres sommer sammen i Nord-Italia. Dette er en nydelig, men hjerteskjærende historie, om kjærlighet med en datostempling.

//However, when I got home from my vacation I didn’t really feel like picking it up again, so I ended up reading new books instead. It was your comments on Instagram that persuaded me to start reading it again, and when I did I fell head over heels in love with this novel.

Call Me By Your Name is the story about the romance between the intelligent seventeen-year-old Elio, and his fathers assistant, the older and charming Oliver. We follow them through their summer together in North-Italia. It’s a beautiful and equally heartbreaking story about love that can’t last.

Hva likte jeg best?

Det vakre språket i denne romanen er virkelig det som gjør hele leseropplevelsen. Flere ganger måtte jeg stoppe opp for å ta bilde av en spesiell paragraf eller setning, fordi det var så nydelig.

Hva likte jeg minst?

Noen ganger er denne romanen litt for mye. Elio har veldig mange seksuelle tanker som for meg virker litt ekstreme, så jeg sitter der og tenker “eehh okei”. For dere som har lest romanen: Scenen med ferskenen… Jeg sier ikke mer.

Ville jeg anbefalt denne boken videre?

Helt klart!

//What did I like most?

The beautiful writing is what makes this whole novel so magnificent. I had to stop several times to take photos of the page so I could capture a particularly lovely paragraph or sentence.

What did I dislike most?

A few times I found the story to become a bit too much. Elio has a lot of, I dare say, extreme sexual thoughts, where I just found myself thinking “eeeh okay”. For the ones who have read the book themselves: The part with the peach… I say no more.

Would I recommend this book to someone else?

Oh absolutely!

I'm Martine, a bubbly and talkative twenty-one-year-old who's currently living in London. I love friendly people, sad films, silly movies, photography and blogging. Especially blogging.

2 Comments

  1. I just watched the film last week! Ashamed to say that I did so before reading the novel, but I had been hearing so much about the film and Timothee Chalamet… This book is def on my TBR! The peach scene was intense…. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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