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Killer Book Recommendations from Joe Goldberg

Warning: Spoilers for You are up ahead!

Netflix’s You has truly taken the world by storm. With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes for season 1 and an overall score of 90%, it is not hard to see that the show is a good watch. And with a show centered around a book-loving serial killer, it only makes sense that we get a glimpse into the books Joe Goldberg enjoys enough to recommend them to other people – before he kills them.

 

 

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In the first episode of the series, Joe recommends this book to Beck, his primary target. The novel itself follows a couple, Otto and Sophie. After Sophie gets bitten by a stray she had been trying to feed, trouble begins to follow the couple. A series of small disasters magnify the issues in Sophie and Otto’s marriage as well as society.

 

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Joe, as a means to educate his young next-door neighbor, constantly lends Paco books. The classic story of Don Quixote is one of four recommendations Joe lends to the boy. Joe explains to Paco that the story is “about a guy who believes in chivalry so he decides to be an old school knight.” Joe also lends Paco The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Frankenstein.

 

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As part of an equal exchange, movie recommendations for book recommendations, Joe recommends a list of books to Ellie, the younger sister of his newest target in season 2. A book from Joe’s list is Bulgavok’s The Master and Margarita. The dark but comedic story takes place in the atheist Soviet Union and centers around a visit from the devil himself. Alongside a talking cat who likes vodka, a fanged hitman, a female vampire, and a valet, Satan wreaks havoc on Moscow’s elite.

 

 

The show also plays homage to some Honorable Mentions. These are books that Joe doesn’t actually recommend, but are referenced/seen in the show by him or other characters.

 

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As he questions Beck’s kind-of-boyfriend, Benji, Joe casually references Kerouac’s On the Road. This 1957 novel, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends, follows two friends (narrator Sal Paradise and his friend Dean Moriarty) as they road trip across the United States. The story is broken up into 5 parts, three of which detail Sal’s road trip escapades with Dean.

 

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Throughout season 2, Joe can be seen reading the Michael R. Kats translation for Crime and Punishment. Dostoyevsky’s novel tells the story of a thief who wallows in the depths of his guilt after he plans to, and subsequently kills a shop owner. It can be assumed that Joe’s reading of this story reflects his guilt for killing Beck in season 1.

 

 

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After meeting Love, the woman recommends Joan Didion’s work to Joe. She describes the book as “a little dark,” and should make Joe feel “right at home.” Love’s sharing of this novel alludes to her own involvement with murder and mayhem. So, it comes to no surprise when Love shows her murderous side as season 2 comes to an end.

 

 

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While being trapped in the basement of Mr. Mooney’s bookstore as a child, Joe had ample time to read. So, when he sees an original edition of Ozma of Oz at Peach Salinger’s party, he quickly steals the book, as it reminds him of his time in the basement. The story, the third of Baum’s Oz series, details Dorothy’s second trip to Oz.

 

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You’ll Be Shook By What Books These Movies Are Based On

There’s a saying that no idea is original, that everything is borrowed or recycled to make something new. That is definitely the case with these movies and shows. Spoiler warning for all mediums listed.

 

  1. You (2018 – )

The captivating Netflix thriller is actually based on both You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Like all adaptations, there are a few ways that the show moves away from the events of the novel as a way to keep things fresh. A major, but common, shift is the addition of characters that never existed in the original novels. Characters like Beck’s creepy professor,  Joe’s neighbors, and Annika (Joe’s influencer friend) don’t exist in the universe Kepnes created.

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  1. Sex and the City (1998 – 2004)

Based on Sex and the City by Candance Bushnell, the TV series differ’s greatly from the novel. Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda aren’t major characters; Carrie isn’t living a luxurious, financially stable life; and despite the show’s positive messages about female friendship, the novel was about the complete opposite. Bushnell’s Sex in the City had looming themes of isolation and alienation, where Carrie was struggling to make ends meets and competing with her “friends”.

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  1. The Godfather (1972)

The notorious mafia film is based on The Godfather by Mario Puzo. A lot of the plot is similar between the Godfathers, but the biggest difference is in the details. Literally. Puzo’s novel gives readers the nitty-gritty details of many characters’ lives, but sadly, most of this detail was removed when making the 1972 classic. There’s a history to the characters that the movie just doesn’t have.

 

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  1. The Haunting of Hill House (2018 – )

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is the inspiration for the 2018 Netflix “adaptation”. I put adaptation in quotes because the two works are so different from one another. While Jackson’s original story follows a group residing in a haunted mansion as part of a para-psychological study, The Netflix version follows a modern family who used to live in the haunted mansion. Sure, the plot is heavily reliant on Jackson’s own work, but the show is definitely its own thing.

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  1. Pitch Perfect (2012)

This fun, bubbly film is inspired by Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, a non-fiction novel. The film takes inspiration from the novel, but there are aspects of the film that just aren’t true. In collaboration with Entertainment Weekly, third-year A Capella group member, Drew O’Shanick, debunked what was real or fake about the movie.

 

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  1. True Blood (2008 – 2014) 

The Southern Vampire Mystery series by Charlaine Harris is the driving inspiration behind this TV series.  According to readers and viewers alike, both works are actually quite similar. The biggest difference noted among is the lack of depth in the show’s vampiric lore. Harris does a great job creating her own take on Vampirism, but the show lacks the details Harris embedded in her novels.

 

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  1. Strange Magic (2015)

After watching George Lucas’ fairy musical, it’s hard to believe that it’s based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The stories both follow young women who gives up on love to live a life of romantic solitude, but Lucas’ project brings a new message to the table about love. The movie, unlike Beauty and the Beast and Shrek, makes it know that ugly people can be in loving relationships with people who are considered “out of their league”.

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Which Character from ‘You’ Represents Your Personality?

Love the show You? Well, let’s see who you have more in common with than you think!

 

 

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Netflix’s You will be back with a Season 3!

Everyone’s favorite stalker is coming back for a third season! Netflix‘s hit series You, based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, has been a staple for Netflix since it launched on the streaming service in December of 2018. The show was originally on Lifetime, but Netflix ended up picking up the series due to how well it was received by viewers.

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If you have never seen the show or read the book, then you don’t know that the series follows a young man, named Joe. Joe, who is played by Penn Badgley becomes obsessed with a girl who walks into his bookstore named, Beck. He starts to follow her around, steal her phone, and just do everything he can to get close to her, he even does criminal things, like murder and kidnapping. So, this show is pretty intense, but also really entertaining and a must-watch. The second season, which became streaming on December 26, is based on Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden BodiesSeason two featured a new character, Love, who is played by Victoria Pedretti and she will also be returning for season three, along with Badgley of course.

 

 

The show has been well received by critics and fans. It currently holds a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Books three and four are currently in the works with Kepnes, so we can expect a season 3 release date for 2021. Yes, that’s way too long, considering the way season 2 ended. No spoilers! Just go watch!

You can stream the first two seasons in the meantime, right here.

 

 

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Victoria Pedretti in 'The Haunting of Hill House'

‘The Haunting of Hill House’s Victoria Pedretti Returns for Another ‘Haunting’

Victoria Pedretti, who made her first major on-screen role in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House will return for a second season titled The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Netflix is continuing their anthology series, which kicked off with a bang with The Haunting of Hill House, which adapted Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name. The second season, The Haunting of Bly Manor, will take on Henry James’ novel, The Turn of the Screw. The novel features the story of a governess, who is coming to care for two children, but it turns out that some supernatural forces have a hold over them.

 

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Pedretti, after starring as Nell Crain, has been quite busy with fabulous roles. She will be playing a role in Quentin Tarantino’s next film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and another Netflix series, You.

She is currently being represented by Gersh and Management 360.

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