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The Store
The Store | James Patterson
30 posts | 27 read | 19 to read
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--or put an end to Jacob's. After a series of unsettling discoveries, Jacob and Megan's worst fears about The Store seem like just the beginning. With nothing escaping The Store's watchful eye, harboring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose--before the truth dies with him.
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ReadingOver50
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I am a sucker for books about the evil corporation taking over the country. This book was its strongest describing life in New Burg, NE and Jacob and Megan‘s jobs at The Store. As Jacob began his descent into paranoia and rebellion it got more predictable. Still, I enjoyed reading it although the ending was a little anti climatic.

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Meghan1
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Mehso-so

Eh...I liked the story and the premise, but the writing was fair at best. I know Patterson is an easy read, but the writing isn‘t typically quite this bad.

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TheFunkyBookworm
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Panpan

The best part of this book was when I realized the last 200 pages was actually a different novel. Thank God.

TieDyeDude Ha! 10mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 10mo
Ericalambbrown I don‘t read Patterson, but this cracked me up!😂🤣 10mo
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laurenlovesliterature Damn! Bahahaha 10mo
thegreensofa 💦🤣💦 10mo
Naj 😂😂😂 10mo
JennyM Lol... I love this review 😂 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly 😂 10mo
Susanita 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
kellyann28 Best review I've seen in awhile 😂 10mo
hermyknee Hey! How are you doing? Haven‘t heard from you in a while and I just wanted to check in ♥️ 9mo
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee hey girl! I‘m doing well but this school year is kicking my butt!! I need to get back on here, I‘m so out of the loop lol thanks for checking on me! How are u doing? 9mo
hermyknee @TheFunkyBookworm this school year is kicking my butt, too! Litsy keeps me sane 😋 Almost there! Maybe next semester will be better...? Hah! Who am I kidding?! I need the two weeks off to prepare for the tsunami that is my work life. 9mo
RadicalReader @TheFunkyBookworm thanks so much for joining Litsy. A novel I really enjoyed this year was definitely 9mo
TheFunkyBookworm @RadicalReader thanks! I‘ll check it out!!! 9mo
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee amen! Almost there tho!!! Hang in there for those 2 sweet weeks of freedom! 9mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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No offense meant to anyone (except James Patterson), but man, this book sucks.
Struggling through it for book club but the writing is so juvenile and simple minded... ugh.

Librarianaut Ghostwriter, maybe? 10mo
Susanita 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
guinsgirlreads Lol I felt the same way!! 10mo
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LDuffN
The Store | James Patterson
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Book 3 for #24in48

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Christineann
The Store | James Patterson
Mehso-so

Not my favorite Patterson novel. I found it to be anti-climactic

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Elsuttie
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Panpan

Disappointing. It could have done with some better editing, some more description in places, and a bit more creativity.

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Jules7
The Store | James Patterson
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Read this in one sitting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing, and to a certain extent possibly a bit prophetic.

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Jules7
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This book is (for real) freaking me out! It‘s just a little too real. Check it out, seriously, and see if you begin wondering about...you know....the store. 😳

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BookShark
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Please note the book I read has a library bar code. Should you decide to read it too (and you should decide to read it too) trust this advice: check it out from a library or buy a copy from an independent book seller. You will feel safer and smarter and almost like James Patterson likes you better. Support what matters!

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Miss_Gilmore
The Store | James Patterson
Mehso-so

Not one of my favorites by James Patterson. It is a quick read but it didn‘t give me that excitement that I usually get from his books.

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
The Store | James Patterson

Not only is Patterson giving away half a million dollars in holiday bonuses to booksellers this year, he's also released a thinly veiled and curmudgeonly tirade against amazon called The Store. He knows how to warm this bookseller's heart for sure!

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guinsgirlreads
The Store | James Patterson
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Probably the worst JP book. I wanted to bail early, but given his short, simple chapters and it not being that long, I read it.

CoverToCoverGirl 😳😱 2y
Kappadeemom I felt that way about Zoo...both weird 2y
guinsgirlreads @Kappadeemom yes. Too weird for me. Not badly written, just not my style. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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guinsgirlreads
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I thought about this one, then passed on it for the moment.. and then one of my girlfriends that I work with at the library told me it‘s pretty good.. so here we go! 👋🏻👋🏻 #currentread

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readingallthetime
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Starting tonight.

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readingallthetime
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I haven‘t read a Patterson book in about a decade. This one caught my eye.

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Kappadeemom
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Beach + book = happiness

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Kappadeemom
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Hotel room tonight so I get to start this one. I am assuming The Store is really Amazon?

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Monica5
The Store | James Patterson
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What the world could become like with drones beginning to become so popular. Plus big box stores.

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NikkiKey94
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Just finished this new book from James Patterson and it was very good. Sadly I could see a situation like The Store happening in the future. Technology is taking over the world and it might not always be a good thing.

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Suzze
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MCYmermaid
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Talking books and bookselling...

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GerardtheBookworm
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Say what you will about Patterson and his ghostwriters but he supports local indie bookstores. The Store is basically a riff on Amazon which is some omnipotent conglomerate trying to take over everything and be a permanent fixture in everyone's lives. Think Stepford Wives but with a corporate sponsor. They can't be stopped or exposed like Amazon and everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid like Amazon. AMAZON IS EVIL! EVIL!

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Suzze
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Today's library haul. I think everyone who uses my library has stopped reading. I wanted a quick read so put my name on the hold list for this Patterson last week ... and I was number 2!!! Then I saw Borne on the shelf and remembered it was on my want to read list.

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FountainBookstore
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I enjoyed this quick read about a giant retailer with a hidden agenda. The Store knows everything about you and exists only to get larger and larger. You are only a means to an end. The Store monitors its employees and "users" constantly, has armies of lobbyists influencing public policy.

I hadn't read Patterson in years, but his support of indie bookstores is inspiring. So, I picked this one up. I liked it. Reminded me of Stepford Wives.

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FountainBookstore
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I haven't read a James Patterson book in 10 years. Not because I don't like him, but because he is doing just fine without my help. But how can I resist a thriller about a massive online retailer with a hidden agenda? Thank you James Patterson for supporting indie bookstores in so many ways.

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Read4life
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The Store is definitely #OffTheirRocker in this book by James Patterson. They have cameras in our homes, businesses, on streets and in our cars. They also have drones following us so that the sky is full of drones to the point you almost can't see the sun. Everyone knows everything about everyone else on tablets you carry 24/7. Creepy. If you have a problem with this, they relocate you.

#Characters2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 sounds interesting. 2y
12parsecs Ooo! I love a good "big brother" read! 2y
Ms_T I'm really interested in this book. 2y
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Read4life
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A look into a society run by an online superstore. It felt like a stripping down of Amazon. Scary to think how much big internet stores know about our preferences and how they can change how we live.

Ms_T I really like stories like this. #Stacked 2y
ReadingOver50 Sounds so good! 2y
minkyb This would give me nightmares! 2y
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MrBook
The Store | James Patterson
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#TBRtemptation post 1! #BEA17 edition! Slated for an August 27th release. A much discussed book at the Librarians' Lounge. The Store knows you better than you. A powerful retailer, it can deliver anything via drone, anticipating your every need. Jacob and Megan Brandeis are NY writers about to lose their job to society's shifts. In order to retain them, they go undercover at The Store, finding shocking secrets. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Hooked_on_books I guess they couldn't just call it Amazon, huh? 2y
MrBook @Hooked_on_books ??? Like "Horrorstör" couldn't just be an IKEA. 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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MrBook
The Store | James Patterson
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Waiting with the marvelous @Reecaspieces now 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! We @Litsy folk stick together! 😎😉👍🏻 #BEA17 #LitsyPhotoOp

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to be there!!!!! 2y
Lmstraubie I sooooo wanted to go, but alas hockey tournament instead. I'm marking my calendar for next year! 2y
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TheBookHippie Enjoy!!! 2y
Reecaspieces I am having such a freaking blast!! 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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