The Store by James Patterson

The Store

BONUS: Includes the first-time-in-print novel The End!THE STORE IS WATCHING YOU.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. ALWAYS WATCHING.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. ALWAYS...

Details The Store

TitleThe Store
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Audiobook, Suspense

Reviews The Store

  • Matt
    James Patterson and Richard DiLallo have collaborated on another piece that shines a light on the potential monopoly that could become the world with a turn towards mega-stores in the coming years. Jacob Brandeis and his family live in the ever-moving world of New York City. He’s a struggling writer, seeking to bring home the bacon with whatever small job he can score, but Jacob wants more. He has seen much of his life changed by The Store, a m...
  • Laura Rash
    Quite honestly the worst book I've ever read by JP and maybe in all the books I've read total. An idiotic version of The Circle that read like a jr high kid writing a story and making it up as he told it.
  • Reeda Booke
    To me, this was a poor ripoff of Bentley's "The Store". There was a reason I quit reading Patterson's work a long time ago. I should have stuck to my guns. This guy puts out like 50 books a year (being a bit sarcastic, but not far from the truth), and it shows.Not recommended.
  • Reese Copeland
    I found this book to be incredibly creepy. It reminded me of a combination of the movie "Enemy of the State" and the book "1984". I just loved the book and the extent to which the story seems so real in that could it really happen. The only thing I didn't like about it was, it just seemed like it wrapped up a little too quickly towards/at the end . That was kind of a disappointment. Not the ending per say, just how quickly it came and the manner ...
  • Gareth Otton
    Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!Seriously, why didn't they just call this book 'Amazon' and save the pretence? I am not normally one of those people who like to read too much into the subtext of a book because usually at best people who do that sound pretensious, and at worst they are reading too much into something that isn't there and are completely off the mark. However, in this book, it's not so much a subtle undertone that needs deciphering as it is...
  • Kari
    I don't give a book just one star lightly. It really was that bad. I've read a smattering of James Patterson over the past couple decades, and while some are better than others, this one was the worst I've read, by far. It was an interesting idea ~ an Amazon-like company is trying to take over the world! But it wasn't well developed (plot or characters), the progression was awkward, the writing was not good, and there were times it just didn't ma...
  • Darinda
    A powerful retailer, The Store, is slowly taking over. They provide all a person needs, and deliver it right to the door. Jacob, Megan, and their kids move from New York to Nebraska, where The Store is headquartered. Jacob and Megan are writers, but their careers aren't going great, so they take jobs at The Store. Everything seems a little too perfect in their new home, plus they are constantly being monitored. As a journalist, Jacob wants to exp...
  • Mandy White
    I love a fast paced James Patterson book! The Store knows all.. The Store controls all.. a very entertaining and sometimes scary look at life in the modern world
  • Brittany
    If I'm being completely honest, this isn't the world's best book. It's not thrilling writing, it's not full of surprising plot twists, it's really not the kind of book I usually like.HOWEVER, being a friend and employee of independent bookstores, I love the discourse on websites that take over the world. And the fact that Patterson is one of Hachette's authors who was involved in the Amazon-Hachette debate a few years ago... great.If you're looki...
  • April
    Not to much to say on this one other than I am disappointed because I really like James Patterson. I think he needs to stop trying to put out so many books a year and get back to serious writing. While this should have been a quick read, it took me a whole 10 days to finish it. Not thought provoking at all. This book should have been titled "Amazon" and we could all have moved on.
  • Kathi
    Not at all interesting and super predictable. Basically The Store was a lesser version of The Circle.
  • Labijose
    It could have been a good novel, but I don’t think the authors took upon themselves to write it seriously. Great potential gone to waste. Unbelievable characters, and a too farfetched plot. The message about the direction society and technology is heading was completely lost with such a terrible ending. Pity! Anyway, the message is clear, The Big Brother is not in the near future. It is now, today, and it is watching us.
  • Sheila
    Amazon meets the Stepford Wives and Wayward Pines. Scary how things like this might just be possible.
  • Alex Melnick
    This is (a) a completely routine thriller, filled with pedestrian prose, implausible plot twists, and cardboard characters, and (b) a vicious attack on I'm giving it 3 stars for the thriller, plus an extra star for the paranoid fantasy of an online retailer taking over the world.
  • Suzze Tiernan
    Definitely not the best ever, but I like how Patterson took on "The Store" (of course it's Amazon).
  • Carol
    I thought this book would grab me more, but alas, NO. I really did not like it very much at all. I see from reviews that a lot of you liked it quite well, and I'm a bust.If I'm being completely honest, this isn't the world's best book. It's not thrilling writing, it's not full of surprising plot twists, it's really not the kind of book I usually like.What is so scary about this story is it's closer to reality than you would like to believe. They ...
  • Ann
    What is so scary about this story is it's closer to reality than you would like to believe. When I go into the grocery I get a popup for Facebook asking if I'd like to leave a review. They know I'm there every time I shop. This book takes that concept one step farther and has Jacob and Megan Brandeis trying to fight back and educate people that "The Store" is running their lives and nobody seems to care. An elaborate plot by Jacob and his friends...
  • Pupottina
    2020In questo romanzo, noi, come lettori, appassionati fan di James Patterson, non siamo più le vittime braccate e minacciate da uno spietato killer. A metterci in pericolo, è un "qualcosa", un'entità, non tanto astratta se può minacciare l'umanità intera. È un "qualcosa", paragonabile a un dio, ad un ipotetico messia che promette di salvare l'umanità. Il problema è: THE STORE salverà davvero l'umanità? Oppure è pronto a schiavizzarla?...
  • Paula Phillips
    I have to admit I was a little wary of starting this book as I have often found when James Patterson writes with a few of the different authors, I haven't enjoyed them as much, and I wasn't sure about The Store. What I didn't expect was that I would find myself engrossed in the novel and the whole idea of bringing down The Store after the family was rejected with their Roots of a Music book. Jacob and Megan Brandeis are part of the old world wher...
  • Carol Irvin
    3 and 1/2🌟
  • Donna Hines
    I so wish I could give this more than a 2 star review.I'm a huge fan of James Patterson for more than just his writing. His dedication to helping the less fortunate and children with books is truly remarkable. To create the love of reading through his writings and his work is commendable. To give others such a gift is priceless.As someone who found a love of books in order to take away stress of being homeless and after leaving abuse without inco...
  • Denise
    And now I am afraid to shop online. Thanks, James Patterson!
  • Fiona Wilson
    Being a fan of the author I look forward to reading his standalone books. This one brings us a world which, ultimately, could one day happen. Given our love of all things internet it is a very plausible idea.The Store has taken over from high street shops by using drones to deliver anything and everything a consumer could desire. By keeping track of people’s habits, from shopping to personal relationships, The Store can tailor the shopping expe...
  • Julie Garner
    OMG! This book creeped me out massively. I started it on Sunday night and The Store kept appearing in my dreams that night so I finished it off super early the next morning to get it out of my thoughts. Make no mistake....The Store is coming! Yes, we can see the parallels to Amazon and all of the things that they now do. Imagine living in a town where the Store does everything for you, including deciding what you are eating for dinner. Also, imag...
  • Carla Dominguez
  • Barbara Nutting
    2017-12-18 meets Stepford Wives - what more can I say? A terrific spoof. Very unPatterson!!
  • Sarah Richardson
    My mom always said, "if you don't have anything nice to say...", well... nothin to say ☹
  • ~Bellegirl91~
    WARNING: BRUTALLY STRONG HONEST OPINIONS ON THIS BOOK AHEAD....I'm asleep right now after a stupid sleeping pill BUT finishing this book in one day on audiobook through Overdrive wasn't worth it here's how I'm feeling about it...Yeah, I'm gonna be harsh and give this one star. I was seriously BORED throughout this whole book. I feel from my perspective three things:1- IT HAD NO STRUCTURE: it was A MESS. I mean, it was a good idea and co...
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    In this day and age everyone shops online and The Store has everything you want. The Store is so great, it can even predict what you want or need even before you know you need or want it. But who wants that much invasion into their lives? Jacob and Megan Brandeis intend to get to the core of The Store, to find it's inner workings and write a book to tell the whole world about it. But will The Store prove to be too much for this pair? When reading...
  • Linda T.
    What a quick, quirky read. Watch out Amazon junkies! Be afraid, very afraid.