Book Review: Find Me by Andre Aciman

Title: Find Me (Call Me By Your Name #2)

Author: Andre Aciman


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.


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Since Call Me by Your Name was one of the best books I’ve ever read (as well as the movie) and I cried my life out while reading it, I was so excited to read this one. I just wanted to get some closure and to be honest, I needed more of Oliver and Elio. However, this was not the closure I was anticipating.

I must say, this book (without the whole Elio’s dad and unimportant stuff) could’ve been incorporated into the first book. I know the author wanted to separate the first book from the second but he could’ve at least made the sequel a short story. Almost half of the book was pointless because it had everything to do with pointless stuff and very little with our favorite couple.

The ending was alright but even though it was a happy ending and it finished how we all wanted it to, I feel like it was missing something. It was lacking some of the passion from the first book.

All in all this wasn’t at all something I needed to read and to be honest it would’ve been better if I haven’t read it. I don’t want them to film the movie sequel because the first one was perfect and it was just enough for me. From now on I will pretend like this doesn’t exist!

Did you read this book and what were your thoughts? Please let me know in the comments!

P.S. happy Christmas Eve to everyone who celebrates it today, and to everyone else, happy holiday season!

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