Has anyone been watching You on Netflix? Not only is it adapted from a book of the same name (see right), but it’s actually set in a bookshop and is wall to wall with rare books, new releases, books, books, books, and did we mention books? There’s a bit of serious creepiness thrown in too for good measure and we have to say it makes great television!
Every episode features more books! So today we’re putting together a list of all the books from the first season of You. Even if you’re not inspired to read them all, it may inspire you to watch the show or read the book it’s based on.
Season 1: Episode 1 (Pilot)
Season 1: Episode 2 (The Last Nice Guy in New York)
Season 1: Episode 3 (Maybe)
Season 1: Episode 4 (The Captain)
Season 1: Episode 5 (Living With the Enemy)
Season 1: Episode 6 (Amor Fou)
As the title suggests, things took a gripping turn with this episode, but sadly no new books were shown.
Season 1: Episode 7 (Everythingship)
Season 1: Episode 8 (You Got Me, Babe)
Season 1: Episode 9 (Candace)
Season 1: Episode 10 (Bluebeard’s Castle)
Just press play and drag your screen around to look around the entire bookshop, and make sure you have the volume up, as Neil is telling us all about the features inside. Listen out for the Pratchett tribute too!
Lisey’s Story came about when, in June 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van and seriously injured. His wife Tabitha decided to redesign his studio while King was in hospital and after seeing his books and belongings in boxes the writer got a glimpse of what it would be like if the accident had been fatal.
Speaking in 2017, Stephen King told Variety:
“Lisey’s Story is my favourite of the books and I would love to see that done, especially now that there’s a kind of openness on the streaming services on TV and even the cable networks. There’s more freedom to do stuff now and when you do a movie from a book, there’s this thing that I call the sitting on a suitcase syndrome. That is where you try to pack in all the clothes at once and the suitcase won’t close. So it’s tough to take a book that is fully textured, and do it in two hours and 10 minutes. But as a TV show you have 10 hours.”
Streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have become increasingly interested in showcasing already-existing stories, which King attributes in part to the success of IT.