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It was mid
Not what I expected definitely doesn’t even come close to call me by your name
I started Find Me immediately after finishing Call Me By Your Name and was incredibly disappointed. This book feels and even sounds completely separate from the first book, which I maybe wouldn’t have minded since the characters have aged and the point of view changes throughout, but the story itself was so drawn out and boring. Way too much time is spent on Sam’s story, which ends up feeling like a throw away (in my opinion) and the dialogue throughout is so cringey, bordering on laughable, that makes it even harder to stick with it. I only finished because I forced myself to find out what happens for Elio and Oliver, after all of the emotional investing I brought with me from the first book, and even that ended up being a let down.
I listened to this book directly following a reread of “Call me by your name”. This book is a beautiful extension of the original story. We get to see the characters we connected with most in the previous book as they have lived their lives and grew into themselves over the years. I myself was heartbroken at the ending of “Call me by your name” but this story breathes life back into what is my favorite love story.
This was not my favorite read. It had some good moments; but I had trouble getting into it ....
A fascinating follow-on to “Call Me by Your Name.” The entire novel is set during various months of November—-not quite fall, not quite winter. The abstracts time and age figure prominently in the novel. Though the three plots occur the tiniest bit far-fetched, the composition is rich, in true Aciman style, especially the vivid, visual description of Rome, as in the previous work.
I did not like this book very much. Too much time was given on Elio's dad. Plus some of the dialogue was not believable.