The Store

The Store

eBook - 2017 | First edition: August 2017.
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Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store--a forbidden book, a dangerous book. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do--run for their bloody lives. Which is probably impossible, because--the Store is always watching.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition: August 2017.
ISBN: 9780316395557
Branch Call Number: EXPRESS E-BOOK (HOLDS NOT ALLOWED)
Characteristics: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Additional Contributors: 3M Company
DiLallo, Richard - Author

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NRBBrady
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.

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indigojacqui
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.

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darcylynnepst
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.

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USAF1969
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.

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fraj2647
Oct 02, 2017

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

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brianwalsh1948
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.

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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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