Who’s your favourite anti-hero? Or in this case, your favourite unhinged psychopath??
It happened. I finally found a character who makes my two lunatics, Victor & Eli (Vicious) seem like the most stable and sane guys.
Told from Joe Goldberg's perspective, a normal (so he thinks) Manhattan bookstore employee, the narrative is structured like a long monologue to “You”: Guinevere Beck, who becomes the object of his obsessive affection.
YOU was an absolute page-turner. I've never been so terrified and completely captivated by a character like I was with Joe.
This is 100% a character-driven book and if sarcasm, snark, explicit language and dark humour is not your thing, you might want to steer clear.
Holly crap, Joe, how do I even describes him?... he's messed up to the bone with a charming disposition (which makes him even more dangerous), calculating, extremely terrifying and utterly fascinating. His inner monologue and his social commentary on the world and pop culture were absolutely hilarious and getting inside his head and learning the inner workings of his thoughts and emotions was what kept me glued to the pages.
He’s also extremely well-read and frighteningly meticulous in his ‘endeavours' (stalking the shit out of Beck) but what sets this book apart from others with a similar plot is that, here, both the stalker and the stalked are completely narcissistic and both are SUPREMELY messed up. While he does what he does in the name of his own distorted version of ‘love', she lies and manipulates her way through life.
The author does such a great job of putting the readers so deep into Joe’s head that even when he goes completely off the rails (and boy, does he ever), there's still something about him that touches a chord with the readers.
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