The Store

The Store

Book - 2017
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Living in a world where all needs are anticipated and delivered by a powerful convenience retailer known as The Store, New York writers Jacob and Megan go undercover to expose The Store's secrets in ways that risk their lives.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316395458
Branch Call Number: F PATTERSON
Characteristics: 259 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DiLallo, Richard - Author


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Jan 20, 2018

Generally I have enjoyed books by James Patterson, but I have to admit that I didn't find this one that great of a reading experience. As time goes on and Mr. Patterson collaborates with more and more other authors, it seems like there is less James Patterson to be found between the covers. This story was more than a little disconcerting -- I found the premise to be disturbing - kind of a flashback to the Stepford Wives' days. I would not recommend that anyone start with this as their first Patterson book - one would be less inclined to go back for another.

Dec 24, 2017

I am wondering if James Patterson is letting the other authors, whose names appear below his, write the books. This may be why some of the books are not on the same level.

Nov 28, 2017

I liked the premise of this story but I felt the book was incomplete. This is very similar to The Circle but I enjoyed the pace of this story much better. However, I felt that it just ended without any explanation or detail as to HOW the ending was accomplished. I wouldn't recommend it for that reason.

Nov 06, 2017

I find myself very conflicted about what to say about James Patterson's (and Richard Dilallo's) THE STORE. I found the book aggravating to read. While the story line was interesting and even perhaps relevant as the digital world expands exponentially, the characters were hard to get into and as the book progressed their dialogue became increasingly filled with stilted and bizarre behaviors and dialogue. Several times I thought about just putting it down and moving on. But, I love Patterson books generally and felt something must be hidden to be so bad. Sure enough, with about 12 pages or so go, it came together and one could see the reason for the strange goings on. My unsolicited advice if one chooses to read this book is to see it through and prepare to find it bizarre along the way.

Oct 02, 2017

Easy read......but not very good!

Oct 01, 2017

I am a huge Patterson fan and love his writing style. However, I was totally disappointed in this work of futuristic fiction. Too far out there for me, and I couldn't buy into the plot or characters.

Sep 23, 2017

I fall into the disappointed category. Not one of James Patterson's best by a long shot.

Sep 15, 2017

Despite some negative comments, I enjoyed reading this book. Its futuristic theme is not out of the realm of possibility and frightening as it was to the Brandies family. When the "Store" became so big, powerful, and intrusive into private lives, Jacob and Megan decide to write a book exposing it. Interesting plot and twist at the ending.

Sep 02, 2017

The first chapter of any Patterson book I've read captivates me into continuing to read and enjoy. Not this one. I was bored and I refuse to continue reading something this uncaptivating. Darn. I think Patterson may have just put his name on it rather than participating in writing it. Not sure he even read it. Was thoroughly disappointed...aaaaack!

Aug 27, 2017

Did not like this book at all. Not a great fan of "futuristic stories". If you are a big fan of Patterson's mysteries you will be greatly disappointed. Finished because I was curious if it would improve - but sadly it did not!! Not worth the time.

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