Literature 2014. Written by Caroline Kepnes.
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1Bridgeport CostumesBBBApparelClothing Stores

Bridgeport Costumes
Costume shop that Joe visits before following Beck to the Charles Dickens Festival.

2Custom AcrylicsBBBConstructionConstruction Companies

Custom Acrylics
Company that installs the cage in the basement of Mooney's bookstore.

3Dr. NickyBBBHealthcareTherapy

Dr. Nicky
Beck's shrink.

4Dust BunniesBBBLiteratureShort Stories

Dust Bunnies
Beck's short story inspired by the summer she spent working as a maid.

5Home SodaBBBBeverage ProductsSoft Drinks

Home Soda
Benji's club soda company.


Joe's ex-girlfriend Candace's band that he discovered playing at Grasslands.

7Mooney Rare and UsedBBBRetailBookstores

Mooney Rare and Used
Bookstore where Joe works.

8Premiere Taxi of Lower ManhattanBBBTransportationTaxicabs

Premiere Taxi of Lower Manhattan
Taxi that Joe and Beck share after he saves her in the subway.

9Silver SeahorseBBBTravelLodging

Silver Seahorse
Motel where Beck stays in Bridgeport while meeting her father and his family for the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson.

10A Spatula for JoeBBBLiteratureChildrens Books

A Spatula for Joe
Joke Beck makes at IKEA, saying it sounds like the title of a children's book.

11Stop It RecordsBBBMusicRecord Companies

Stop It Records
When Joe meets Candace and her band, he claims to be a talent scout for Stop It Records.

12What Wiley Was Thinking When He Bought H...BBBLiteratureShort Stories

What Wiley Was Thinking When He Bought His Kia
Shorty story by Guinevere Beck.

13September 14, 2001Dates21st Century: 00sEvents

September 14, 2001
Mr. Mooney lets Joe out of the cage, three days after 9/11, after locking him in to teach him a lesson.

14September 22, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

September 22, 2013
Joe locks Beck's ex-boyfriend Benji in the Mooney bookstore's basement cage.

15September 23, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

September 23, 2013
Benji's second day in the cage in the Mooney bookstore's basement cage.

16September 24, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

September 24, 2013
Benji's third day in the Mooney bookstore's basement cage. With Stephen King's Doctor sleep being released, Joe has busy day working at the bookstore. Later, Joe and Beck have their first date.

17September 25, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

September 25, 2013
Benji's fourth day in the Mooney bookstore's basement cage.

18October 25, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

October 25, 2013
Joe and Beck's second date at Peach's party.

19October 26, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

October 26, 2013
The day after Joe and Beck's date at Peach's party. Joe leaves Beck a voicemail asking to take her to a movie at the Angelika. She declines due having already seen it, being still kind of hungover and having so much writing to do.

20October 27, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

October 27, 2013
Joe looks at his phone and it's been fifteen hours and two long days since he and Beck kissed the night of Peach's party.

21October 28, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

October 28, 2013
Beck invites Joe to join her on a trip to IKEA to help her buy a new bed. Back at her apartment, Peach shows up sick so Joe ends up putting the bed together alone, then goes to the bookstore and murders Benji by spiking the soy latte he brings him from Dean & Deluca with peanut oil, since Benji is allergic to peanuts.

22October 31, 2013 Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

October 31, 2013
Beck dresses up like Princess Leia for Halloween. She does not ask Joe to be Luke Skywalker with her.

23November 3, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 3, 2013
It's been six days since Benji's passing, and Joe still hasn't seen Beck in person. They have been talking on the phone and he's starting to get worried about the friend zone.

24November 4, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 4, 2013
Joe gets 5 am email from Beck regarding her fight with Peach the night before. Joe and Beck schedule a date for that night, but then Beck cancels when Peach freaks out about someone (Joe) breaking into her residence.

25November 5, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 5, 2013
Joe and Beck have lunch at Sarabeth's. Joe asks her out for that night, but Beck tells him she has a girls' night planned.

26November 6, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 6, 2013
Joe and Beck have lunch, then Beck has a writing night planned.

27November 7, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 7, 2013
Joe and Beck have brunch.

28November 15, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 15, 2013
Joe surprises Beck with a carriage ride in Central Park and then Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle Hotel, where Beck receives an emergency call from Peach, cutting the date short.

29November 28, 2013Dates21st Century: 10sEvents

November 28, 2013
Beck spends Thanksgiving with Peach's family.


Benji (social media post that Joe writes): I'd fuck Miley Cyrus. #deepthoughts.

31Benji's family dog's name.OtherTriviaName Game-Animals

Benji's family dog's name.

32Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: You look at me and I nod and you crumble in my arms, and it looks like we're hugging, another young couple off to IKEA to get feathers for the nest and eat hyped-up meatballs, and nobody can hear you crying except for me. You try to wiggle away but I hold you, and your big Portman eyes are glossy and your cheeks are red and there's an old couple across the way and the dude nods at me like I'm Captain America and we're almost there and you're wiping your eyes.

33Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: Two days ago, you started stressing about Halloween. You were going to be Princess Leia (you really are a flirt), and you were taking pictures of yourself and your friends and getting drunk a lot. You did not ask me to be Luke Skywalker, and going forward, we are gonna have some fun fights about how to celebrate Halloween.

34Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: A proper cremation requires time and chemicals, but I think I did well, given the circumstances. And I care enough to box him up and bring him home, and most people in my position would leave him out on the island. I crack a smile because when you think about it, you're not really Princess Leia (your buns were much smaller), and I'm not really an undertaker. There's a symmetry of some kind, and I like it.

35Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: My, you have a way of making me do things I don't normally do. I haven't dressed up for Halloween since the third grade (Spider-Man), and though it's gotten harder over the years, I've managed to silently protest that whore of a holiday for the bulk of my life. Yet here I am in a mothball-scented dressing room at Bridgeport Costumes.

36Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: 6:08 and the next dude in line is buying the new King and The Shining just to be bold-he calls The Shining a prequel and I want to cut his face.

37Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: No, you're not like those girls. You don't stage Faulkner and your jeans hang loose and you're too sun-kissed for Stephen King and too untrendy for Heidi Julavits and who, who will you buy?

38Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: The day is against me. I forgot that Stephen King has a new book out, Doctor Sleep, the long-awaited follow-up to The Shining. New King means crowds, even a week or two after the book's release-people are lazy-and hordes of shoppers giddy to be reunited with Danny Torrance.

39Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: Doctor Sleep turns my shop into a fucking Church of Stephen and I have no room to think about you, prepare for you. We are inundated with Kingophiles, couples trying to save their marriage with a book club, older fans who have waited forever, young punks who want to check into an independent bookstore on Facebook, freaks who highlight the bad parts and yearn to reeanact, withdrawn dullards longing for the companionship promised by a page-turner, women who want more out of a book than a feisty fuck with a commitmentphobic banker.

40Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: I love Stephen King as much as any red rum drinking American, but I resent the fact that I, the bookseller, am his bitch.

41Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: The next asshole is rummaging through his wallet for his credit card to buy his Stephen King so he can (fingers crossed) read about a sicko doing sick things because he's too much of a pussy to do all the sick things he wants to do, things he's probably wanted to do since he was a kid.

42Joe Goldberg OtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: The after-work depressed book buyers are coming steady, going home to their dungeons to let Stephen King distract them from their pathetic, lonely lives.

43Joe GoldbergOtherQuotesQuotes

Joe Goldberg
Joe Goldberg: Suspense is good for people. It makes us stronger. This is why America loves Stephen King so much, he keeps us on the edge of our seats until it hurts. He also knows that all people, whether groundskeepers at Fenway or privileged young fucks, are capable of going insane if placed under the right circumstances. Stephen King would appreciate my work with Benji and I smile as I lock the door.

44Name that Benji's storage locker is regi...OtherTriviaName Game

Name that Benji's storage locker is registered under.
Thomas Pynchon
Stephen Crane
Stephen King

45Untitled OtherThemesSin City


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