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#1 You (You) by Caroline Kepnes
If a nice, up-and-coming author goes to the East Village bookshop where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: google the name on their name. If a nice, up-and-coming author goes to the East Village bookshop where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: google the name on their name.
There' s only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She' s got a Facebook profile and she keeps tweeting and tweeting and tells Joe everything he needs to know: she's just Beck with her boyfriends, she went to Brown University, she is living on Bank Street, and she'll be at a Brooklyn nightclub - the ideal place for an "accidental" bird-to-be.
When Joe assumes invisible and obsessive command of Beck's entire existence, he orchestrates a series of incidents to make sure Beck is in his holding hands. Joe turns from a thief to a friend and becomes Beck's ideal man, silently eliminating the barriers that get in their way - even if it means `kill.
DU from Caroline Kepnes
From the point of view of Joe Goldberg, a apparently ordinary co-worker at the Manhattan bookshop, the story is built like a long soliloquy on the title-giving "You": a young lady, Guinevere Beck, who becomes the subject of Joe's obsessively passion. Since she is an up-and-coming author who is just embarking on an MFA programme, they are committed to her work.
In his documentary, Joe and Beck's "Balz", he uses state-of-the-art technology: He holds Beck in Joe's head from what he sees as a danger in her lifetime, especially from the affectionate, affluent Peach Salinger (yes, a relation of this Salinger), Beck's hard-partying ex, Benji, and her practitioner, the smooth-talking Dr. Nicky.
After all, when Joe and Beck unavoidably join forces, it's only to help Joe's robbery, possessiveness instant sting. There is little doubts that the relation is condemned to failure, but Kepnes lets the readers guess how everything will mimic. There is nothing romanticized about Joe's work with Beck, but Kepnes brings the readers so deeply into their minds that hallucinations are approaching the real world.