Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman


Turns out everybody's pretty boy gay movie of the year was a book before it was a movie. And it also turns out the book is a lot more gay than the movie. Like...a lot. At times, I felt like I was reading porn. Some things were a little too over-the-top (like when he keeps calling apricots apricocks because he can't stop thinking about cocks.) However, the final portion of the book (which is, coincidentally, the part that isn't in the movie at all) was quite beautiful. Oliver and Elio find each other years later when Elio shows up at Oliver's university lecture. And years later, the spark is still there, although their lives have diverged. Their interaction is awkward but gentle, and the affection between them is palpable. I maybe cried just a bit.