As I read Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, I pictured the very pretty Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer who are the leads in the movie version. This helped me get through the book. Somehow I think I was not the target audience. There were parts I found a tad uncomfortable sexually.
But, much of the writing was quite good and some of the descriptions were gorgeous. I kept reading, but I can't recommend this book to you. It was a bit too graphic for me (and I keep an open mind on plenty).
Back blurb - this is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of passion, obsession, fascination, and desire intensify and test the charged ground between them.
Whoa, nelly. This book was a tad much, even for me. And now, there's a sequel. Holy cow - at least the two leads are now men, and not a youth and a man.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.