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Encuéntrame / Find Me, by André Aciman

georgiamariexo's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

1.5

cheyennee's review against another edition

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1.0

disappointed

rapacina's review against another edition

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hopeful reflective slow-paced

1.75

arveparve's review against another edition

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3.0

Musikrelaterat och man får lära känna vissa av karaktärerna lite mer på djupet än i Call me by your Name. Var och en av delarna har sin egen stil, utefter vem som berättar, och detta gör det intressant att läsa.

xgonzie's review against another edition

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4.0

There were a few times where I was surprised with the plot, especially the beginning, but everything else was great. Aciman’s writing is beautiful and intricate at times. There are so many lines in the book that I end up loving. There are several speeches or conversations between characters that reminded me of Elio’s father’s speech towards the end of the first book. There is so much emotion and thoughtful reflection in the different characters and I found myself connecting to what they had to say and show their world.

nmuels's review against another edition

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reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

jenna_cross's review against another edition

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5.0

I was so excited when I found out there was a follow up for [b:Call Me By Your Name|36336078|Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)|André Aciman|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1519203520l/36336078._SY75_.jpg|1363157] and I was not disappointed. It’s not the book I initially envisioned but it was a true to life tale of modern day love. I was very happy to hear more from Samuel’s point of view and life. I thought Samuel was the most intriguing character behind Elio and Oliver in Call Me by Your Name. The connection he and Elio had as father and son was beautiful. I loved the time jumps. My heart swelled with love and hope for the characters, then broke into pieces with some of the real life revelations in the different timelines. I love Aciman’s sensual writing style and am glad he felt a need to finish these character’s stories.

jade_courtney's review against another edition

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5.0

So I had heard pretty mixed/ negative things about this book and was ready for it to be pretty whatever. But wow, did it make me feel things. It expands on themes touched in the first book in a really interesting way and while I do think it feels pretty separate from the first, for me at least, this is by no means a negative.

robert_bugeja's review against another edition

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1.0

This is the perfect example of a book written with the sole purpose of generating profits. A lacklustre and dreary successor to one of the greatest pieces of queer literature of our time.

The characters plod around aimlessly for the better part of 200 pages, occupying themselves with relationships that lack the tenderness of their former lovers, all the while attempting to forget that their lives have reached dull standstills. Elio's lack of character development was particularly jarring, with his 30-year-old narration reading as if he were still in his adolescence. And let's not get started on Aciman's fixation on age-gaps as being the sole complication of a romantic relationship. It's an over-used cliché, which frankly does not have a place in the 21st-century.

Aciman’s prose is the only redeemable quality, remaining vivid and enticing as ever. “Some people may be broken-hearted not because they’ve been hurt but because they’ve never found someone who mattered enough to hurt them”. Yeah, that's some good shit.

jisforjamie's review against another edition

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5.0

“everything in my life was merely prologue until now, merely delay, merely pastime, merely waste of time until i came to know you.”