The Store

The Store

Book - 2017
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The Store doesn't just want your money - it wants your soul. Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn't even know you 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 are going undercover to dig up The Store's secrets in a book that could change the entire American way of life. But after a series of unsettling discoveries, Jacob and Megan's worst fears about The Store seem like just the beginning. Harbouring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to escape The Store's watchful eye and publish his expose - before the truth dies with him.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, [2017]
©2017
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316395458
Characteristics: 259, 26 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DiLallo, Richard - Author
Summary: The Store doesn't just want your money - it wants your soul. Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn't even know you 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 are going undercover to dig up The Store's secrets in a book that could change the entire American way of life. But after a series of unsettling discoveries, Jacob and Megan's worst fears about The Store seem like just the beginning. Harbouring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to escape The Store's watchful eye and publish his expose - before the truth dies with him.

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ba4bes
Sep 23, 2017

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

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geniegu859
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.

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karenbethglunz
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!

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mjk236sb
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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dlp19
Aug 23, 2017

Not a great Patterson representation. Don't waste your time.

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SJBehnke
Aug 22, 2017

Not your typical James Patterson book. Disappointed.

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PearlyBaker
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.

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reader7176
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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