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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-10-17 23:02
Book review : YOU Caroline Kepnes
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

September 29- October 11

        When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. This book was all kinds of fucked up but I really enjoyed it . 

Review :This book is about Joe who becomes obsessed with a girl who came into the bookstore he works at he ends up stalking her and ends up taking the guy she's fucking hostage and eventually kills him . Beck and Joe are both terrible people Beck is very fake and her friend peach is totally obsessed with her . Joe and Beck end up dating and what I think is more creepy about this book it's not saying Beck it says YOU . Joe realizes peach is in his way and tries to kill her also and eventually does . Beck pulls away from Joe and Joe ends up seeing someone else but he's still obsessed with Beck but they end up getting back together but she finds out about everything all the creepy stuff of her's he was storing and he keeps her hostage in the bookstore in the basement and he ends up killing her this book was so fucked up .

       

Quotes : The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.”

 

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text 2017-10-03 08:19
Reading progress update: I've read 83 out of 422 pages.
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

I'm enjoying this its creepy as Fuck though 

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review 2017-09-18 18:43
Hidden Bodies
Hidden Bodies - Caroline Kepnes

Well, I really enjoyed the first book, You, so I had high hopes for Hidden Bodies. Happily, Joe was just as twisted in this book as he was in the first. I will say that he didn't creep me out as much as he did in You, but maybe that's because I'm familiar with him now. He wasn't as much of a surprise. I did feel the book might have been a bit drawn out in some parts, but it still read quickly so I won't complain much. 

 

I was happy that Joe continued to be a complex character for me. I still pulled for him at times and wanted things to work out for him, yet I didn't want to like him at all. There's this part where he says something to the effect that he would never hit/hurt a woman -- yet he was where he was at that moment because he intended to kill a woman... The odd part is that I totally bought it. To put this into perspective - I cried when my husband killed a mole in our yard a few years ago. I cried when I hit a opossum with my car. I don't like killing of any kind. And yet, I found myself rooting for Joe at times... that's some great writing and characterization. 

 

It was a great sequel.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-08-26 10:09
"You" by Caroline Kepnes. La historia del pagafantas asesino.
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

Vamos con esta nueva "review" que en este caso es de esta novela, un "pageturner" "unputdownable" en toda regla, pero que deja algún punto oscuro.

Conozcamos a Joe Goldberg, jovenzuelo que trabaja de encargado en una libreria de NYC, y que by chance conoce a Ginevrere Beck, una jovencita que está más buena que un queso de bola, y de la cual se enamora perdidamente.

Para llevar a cabo su conquista, debe salvar varios obstáculos. El primero, Benji, novio de Beck. Expeditivo que es Joe, y aprovechando la alergia a los frutos secos que tiene el portero del New Team, lo envenena con unes armeletes y unos cacaos y la palma.

Cuando ya cree que tiene vía libre, aparece en escena Peach, amiga de Beck, descendiente de Salinger (autor del bodrio del centeno) y con mucha pasta y que, además, tiene ciertos sentimientos hacia Beck que pretende que culminen haciendo la tijera. Una vez más, Joe se la quita del medio por la vía rápida. Al final, si no eres para mí no eres para nadie, y se cepilla también a Beck.

A ver, la novela está bien, pero, para ser realmente buena, tiene que ser creíble. Y pensar que un tío puede cargarse a tres personas, más dos que reconoce haber finiquitado en un momento anterior, sin ser descubierto... pues como que no.

Con cuatro estrellitas va que ze mata.

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review 2017-03-10 18:40
I've got goosebumps!
You - Caroline Kepnes

You - Caroline Kepnes 

 

This book was creepy!  So creepy!!!  I couldn't put it down though. It was fascinating to be in the mind of someone so screwed up (I really want to say another word but I'll keep things PG).

 

Joe Goldberg's mind was so screwed up it was amazing the way he was able to twist things to satisfy his psyche.  Such interesting stuff.  I found this enthralling the way I did Dexter when he graced my TV (I haven't read the books...yet).

 

Anyway, I don't know what happened but while I never liked Joe, I did kinda want to root for him at some points because I really wasn't a fan of Beck.  She was spoiled and self-centered and really just wanted everyone to be gaga over her.

 

I thought the writing was brilliant, but what really REALLY made this book for me was the narrator, Santino Fantana.  I've never listened to him before but seriously, he was amazing.  The way he interpreted this character was so spot on, I would never have been able to do it justice in my head.  It was an amazing performance. I will definitely try to find more of his narrations in the future.

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