Find Me - André Aciman

Find Me

By André Aciman

  • Release Date: 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
4
From 170 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.

No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation . . . an exceptionally beautiful book” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.

Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.

Reviews

  • UGG! Not even close to Call me by your Name

    1
    By margaret365
    Good Lord what a disappointment. Skip this and revisit CMBYN. So disappointed and sad because I was really looking forward to this. It just drones on and on and it’s just a shame.
  • An awful sequel

    1
    By Solebarac
    As an avid fan of Call Me By Your Name, this book peeved me. It has nearly nothing to do with Oliver and Elio - the epilogue of Call Me By Your Name seemed a more fitting end to the story than this drivel. It’s clear Aciman was too focused on not telling the same story, to the point where he wrote a book which has nearly nothing in common. I was angry and bitter the whole way through, and I can’t think of a single other book that’s made me feel this way.
  • Insufferable

    5
    By bigpieceofpie
    Aciman really beats the dead horse with this one. To say he “explores concepts” is generous. An odd fantasy with annoying characters I could not enjoy. Skip. The opposite of Call Me By Your Name.
  • A good sequel

    4
    By JacobEL74
    Many people will probably say they wanted more Elio, but I think the first part of the book featuring his father set up the rest of the book well. I enjoyed it.
  • WANT TO READ

    5
    By Desik03
    i can’t wait to finally be able to get my fingers on this book, i know i won’t be able to stop reading it. when i get the money i will instantly buy this book. i already know it will be 5 stars! i can’t wait!
  • I needed this closure...

    4
    By george_binay
    but I need more of Elio - his struggles and how he tried to build his life without Oliver. Or how he lived a life knowing Oliver will eventually “Find Him.”
  • I’m so excited for this book

    5
    By Spencer 🙃
    😄😄😄