The Store

The Store

Large Print - 2017
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Imagine a near future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, can deliver anything to anyone's door via drone, even anticipating needs and desires they didn't know they had. Most people are fine with that, but not Jacob and Megan Brandeis. New York writers whose livelihood is on the brink of extinction, Jacob and Megan have made a drastic decision; they're going undercover to dig up the retailers secrets in a book that could change the entire American way of life, or put an end to Jacob's.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition, First edition.
ISBN: 9780316395489
Branch Call Number: LP FIC PATTE
Characteristics: 330 pages
Additional Contributors: DiLallo, Richard


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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.

Aug 22, 2017

Not your typical James Patterson book. Disappointed.

Aug 21, 2017

This book reminded me of David Spade's snarky character on Saturday Night Live when he said, "Casino? Casinit the first time when it was called Goodfellas." The Store was much better the first time when it was called The Circle. Or more precisely the Circle was to Google what The Store is to Amazon in a world with even more monitoring than the so called "Patriot" Act allowed. The thing that everyone seems to get wrong in their dystopian scenarios is man's ego colliding with the existential reality that nothing will remain of us because we spent most of our time in front of screens hero-worshipping other giant egos. Therefore most of us willingly share our thoughts, feelings, actions and locations publicly in exchange for the very addictive blue thumb. While I like the direction Patterson is going with topics these days his writing still comes up feeling like the love child of Danielle Steel and Michael Crichton. I'm saying it lacks depth.

Aug 16, 2017

A change of scene in a book about a store and how with the internet The Store stores personal information about consumers and how they use the information. The use of this information plays into the daily lives of families and individuals by invading the privacy of everyone.
Fast read and great fun!

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