So, by now, you guys know how obsessive I am when it comes to books. What I haven’t told you guys yet is the little thing called ‘temporary and complete’ obsession I sometimes have. I am sure you have gone through that in your own life, or at least, I hope so, I don’t wanna be the only one.
I was still on high of reading the Themis Files and how thoroughly awesome they were and how much I wanted to read more when I finally managed to watch Call Me By Your Name. The film first and book later approach is so not me but I simply didn’t have the time to buy the book or even borrow it before I watched the movie. So this time, it was in reverse order, I actually hate doing it. In fact, this might be one of the really rare times when I watched the film first and I am reading book afterwards. I don’t know why but I really hate doing it that way.
Anyway! So, the reason I haven’t put forward any reviews or even posted the daily prompts is because I have been much too engulfed in Call Me By Your Name. It is sublime and I am in love with the film. First of all, Italy, who wouldn’t fall in love with Italy’s lovely towns and surroundings, right? Then, there’s the way it is shot, with such a lovely aesthetic in mind, throughout the movie, I was hit by a sort of nostalgia, simply because of the way it looks!
That, combined with the lovely actors, the story and everything else just made it really hard for me to not be obsessed with it. I mean, the way they have shown the confusion and yearnings of a young man and how these guys managed to overcome that and fall in friendship, in lust, in love. The story was just so wonderfully told that I vowed to grab a copy of a book as soon as I was free. Luckily, my friend had one and I am currently reading it.
So far, I am loving it. André Aciman’s writing is flowery and wordy and I am loving every moment of it. Elio’s POV works absolutely fabulously here, the way Elio thinks, the way he finds the world around him! The descriptions of thoughts and actions are absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait to finish the book and watch the movie again. Because why not?
I have to say that Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer & Michael Stuhlbarg left me teary eyed at the end of the movie, that speech of Mr. Perlman….oh my god. I wish my own father had sat me down and talked to me like that, I think pretty much anyone who watched that scene wanted Mr. Perlman to be their dad at that moment. It’s such a wonderful moment, acted perfectly by Mr. Stuhlbarg and Chalamet.
Ok, I am going to stop here because if given half a chance I will talk about this for a very long time and nobody wants that. A fangirl just gushing over a book and a film she loved.
I am not sure when I will be posting the review but expect it soon! There will possibly be four reviews coming up. *Fingers crossed*
Have you read the book? Watched the movie? How did you find it? Do you have any suggestions for books like Call Me By Your Name?