Lives unlived, missed opportunities and second chances are recurring motifs in what is a philosophical and melancholy novel. Die-hard fans of Call Me by Your Name, hoping for a repeat performance of Elio and Oliver's romance may be disappointed, but it's still a sensual and intimate experience. Makes you reflect on your own past relationships, the fragile nature and heady intoxication of love.
After we were back, it would come to me in waves that night. This was still unreal - and there was nothing to compare it to - unreal because I knew enough to fear such fevers never last - unreal because it made everything around me feel equally frail, my life, my friends, my relatives, my work, myself.