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A disturbing trip through the mind of a psychopath and his victims I enjoyed the crisp writing of Bogosian and the gritty reality of his suburban landscape The most difficult part of the book for me was the cast of characters I didn t find myself liking any of them That may have been Bogosian s point, though. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I went into this after reading 2 of Eric s other books so I should ve know what to expect Unlike Suburbia and Talk Radio, this was a novel, requiring him to stretch things out a littleIt was short enough for me to not regret reading it, but all the usual wannabe edgy tropes made it a 1.5 Not just one, but two problematic age gap couples The mall as a central location as commentary on consumerism Unnecessary swearing Check, check, and check The only thing that saves this book is the I went into this after reading 2 of Eric s other books so I should ve know what to expect Unlike Suburbia and Talk Radio, this was a novel, requiring him to stretch things out a littleIt was short enough for me to not regret reading it, but all the usual wannabe edgy tropes made it a 1.5 Not just one, but two problematic age gap couples The mall as a central location as commentary on consumerism Unnecessary swearing Check, check, and check The only thing that saves this book is the fact that it changes perspectives too much to keep you from knowing any one character let s be real, either Mal the shooter, who is just harsher in hindsight in 2017 or Jeff who I m assuming is the author s self insert too much to the point of hating them Best thing about the book THE SHORT CHAPTERS I love short chapters It makes reading a book so much easier Anyway, about the actual story now Loved it The mix of different characters was fantastic and all the added elements such as murder, sex, drugs Highly recommended Brilliant, amazing, dark, hilarious all those words that describe a book you need to read right now.A detailed review of mine would not give it justice Twelve stars. From the award winning avatar of contemporary urban theater and author of such modern classics as Talk Radio and subUrbia comes this outrageous novel about five suburbanites whose lives intersect in one violent and life altering night at the local mall Mal, a thirtysomething speed freak, shoots his mother, torches his house, and heads to the local mall with a sack of weapons and a plan for mayhem Danny, a voyeuristic businessman with a fetish for young underwear models, is caught by mall security peeking into dressing rooms at JCPenney Jeff, a teenager with existential troubles, drops acid and departs on a philosophical nightmare Donna, a hungry, unsettled housewife, is on the lookout for a one night stand Michel, a Haitian immigrant and mall security guard, seeks salvation All long for a kind of satisfaction, and this longing leads them to the modern plaza of possibility, the shopping mall, where their appetites converge in explosive ways Satirical and provocative, Mall is an eye opening look at suburban life and the idea of normalcy In this, his first novel, Eric Bogosian delivers a dark, hilarious, and biting commentary on an American culture fraught with sex, drugs, violence, and congested thinking ❮BOOKS❯ ⚣ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay (Fantastic Beasts/Grindelwald) Author J.K Rowling – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a thirtysomething speed freak ❮Reading❯ ➶ I Love Spiders Author John Parker – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk shoots his mother ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ We That Are Young ⚡ Author Preti Taneja – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk torches his house ➶ Krishna Free ➬ Author Shweta Taneja – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and heads to the local mall with a sack of weapons and a plan for mayhem Danny [KINDLE] ✿ My Country By Melanie Dunea – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a voyeuristic businessman with a fetish for young underwear models ❮Reading❯ ➸ Positively American Author Charles Schumer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is caught by mall security peeking into dressing rooms at JCPenney Jeff ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Best Friend to Wife and Mother? ✈ Author Caroline Anderson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a teenager with existential troubles ✰ Bright Evening Star Epub ✶ Author Madeleine L& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk drops acid and departs on a philosophical nightmare Donna [BOOKS] ✯ Creating the Good Life ✴ James O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a hungry ❴Read❵ ➪ Trupp Author Janell Cannon – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk unsettled housewife ➳ [Reading] ➶ Brave New Knits By Julie Turjoman ➩ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is on the lookout for a one night stand Michel ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Women Talking By Miriam Toews ✐ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a Haitian immigrant and mall security guard ❴Download❵ ➽ Real Cause, Real Cure Author Bill Gottlieb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk seeks salvation All long for a kind of satisfaction [PDF] ✈ Watching Spirits ⚣ Mrs Ellet – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and this longing leads them to the modern plaza of possibility ➻ House of Gold Free ➱ Author Natasha Solomons – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the shopping mall ❰PDF❯ ✅ Our Darkest Hours Author Jose Miguel Arguelles – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk where their appetites converge in explosive ways Satirical and provocative [Download] ➸ Shortcut to Infinity ➽ Tait McKenzie Johnson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Mall is an eye opening look at suburban life and the idea of normalcy In this ❁ [EPUB] ✹ Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? (Unusual Chickens, By Kelly Jones ➚ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk his first novel ✬ Gnarled Roots Books ✮ Author Denise Spicer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Eric Bogosian delivers a dark [Reading] ➬ In Your Shoes ➳ Donna Gephart – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk hilarious [Herunterladen] ➵ Grammaire du français Autor Delphine Denis et Anne Sancier Ch teau – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and biting commentary on an American culture fraught with sex [Read] ➲ Dont Get Sick. ➮ Prevention Magazine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk drugs ❮Download❯ ✤ Vegetables Author Derek Fell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk violence [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Judas Scar Author Amanda Jennings – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and congested thinking First published in 2000, this depiction of a crazed gun rampage showed the direction America was headed. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bogosian, Eric Mall 2000 A grunge movie in the makingAlienation, frustration, self loathing and other afflictions of the mall crowd are celebrated here in a kind of David Lynch Quentin Tarantino movie made into a novel Well, actually, what wordsmith and cultural shock artist Eric Bogosian, who indeed does weld a mean pen, has in mind is something the other way around His novel first, a six figure option next, and then the screen play at ten grand per week , and finally an exploitive cin Bogosian, Eric Mall 2000 A grunge movie in the makingAlienation, frustration, self loathing and other afflictions of the mall crowd are celebrated here in a kind of David Lynch Quentin Tarantino movie made into a novel Well, actually, what wordsmith and cultural shock artist Eric Bogosian, who indeed does weld a mean pen, has in mind is something the other way around His novel first, a six figure option next, and then the screen play at ten grand per week , and finally an exploitive cinematic production for the grunge crowd.He has served up, for our delectation, the following characters MAL, short for Malcolm, a kind of fat boy urban soldier of fortune on speed, who pops mom one or two actually in the head with his.22 before setting off for the mall with his real arsenal for further fun and games.DONNA, a pleasingly plump bored housewife who has a gargantuan appetite for all things food and a whole bunch of things sex, the kind of extreme darling that empties a half gallon of ice cream while watching the first ten minutes of Jerry Springer She wanders over to the mall to try on some threads and provide a peep show forDANNY, a sexually confused, uptight yuppie who hasn t been in marital bliss for awhile actually he hasn t been in marital bliss for so long that his doctor recommendswell,.com has a taboo against what he recommends, but perhaps you can guess.JEFF, a counter cultural mall groupie on an acid trip who s read Steppenwolf the book, not the band, duh and imagines he will be a great writer some day, but right now he hasn t the time to actually DO any writing since he is finding himself and pursuing his need to hang withADELLE, a sweet young underprivileged thing with the pure heart of a sadist who shows DANNY what it s like to feel helpless in handcuffs.Etc.The plot revolves around the central deed, performed by MAL just so he can REALLY FEEL ALIVE All the characters are like spokes in the wheel to this center that leads to the mall The prose is sound bite smart and the chapters are short Bogosian s average word length is littlethan four letters, while the pages practically turn themselves.It would seem that there is little redemption here, but it all depends on who s doing the reading Bogosian does serve up some adolescent Zen like philosophy that is sure to please any thirteen year old In fact, since I feel compelled to pan this opus, it will undoubtedly become a cult classic and the defining novel of a generation.Well, maybe not Anyway, JEFF is the character Bogosian identifies with and he gets all the philosophic lines For example What difference does it make if I think or I don t think We re just these bags of flesh with sensors designed to make us think we re so precious p 150 This is a place I cannot escape myself I cannot escape myselfI am locked into this moment, this self, this place forever How did I get here Why here and not someplace else p 199 Jeff was infected with a brain disease that forced him to try to make sense of his life p 244 Bottom line this is an X rated novel for young urban philosophers a review by Dennis Littrell This is from my blog The Nic ReportOne night a few years ago I happened across a movie called Talk Radio I was stunned by what I was watching and barely moved until the final tense moments of this riveting film It was about a very charismatic talk radio host think Howard Stern butpolitical and one fateful day at work I m not here to review the movie so I ll keep this short It was just brilliant The dialogue was so perfect, I was not surprised when I realized it was originally a st This is from my blog The Nic ReportOne night a few years ago I happened across a movie called Talk Radio I was stunned by what I was watching and barely moved until the final tense moments of this riveting film It was about a very charismatic talk radio host think Howard Stern butpolitical and one fateful day at work I m not here to review the movie so I ll keep this short It was just brilliant The dialogue was so perfect, I was not surprised when I realized it was originally a stage play The main character of the film was played by Eric Bogosian, who I thought looked liked Jerry Seinfeld after many years of hard drinking I don t mean to sound cynical I eventually looked up the movie online and discovered that Eric Bogosian not only acted in it, but wrote the movie and the original stage play I also learned that he was the author of two novels I made a mental note to look for his books.So eventually I stumbled upon a copy of his novel, Mall Mall tells the story of five people whose lives intersect one night at the local mall These characters are regular suburbanites from an emotionally distracted teenager, to tired middle aged housewife Eric Bogosian has a near perfect nack for dialogue He knows how people speak You get the impression that the author has spent a lot of time with a lot of different people He s spent part of his career performing monologues as wide variety of metropolitan characters But the great character writing doesn t just come from the dialogue Mall is written in a third person past tense style where each chapter focuses on a different character, alternating until the wires cross His focus on inner dialogue reveals that nastiness and hidden desires of the characters The character of Mall are most definitely flawed, but the way in which those flaws are revealed only result in the reader becoming even closer to them Mall is a novel that I would recommend to readers of someone like, say, Chuck Palahniuk The dark wit and elements of satire mixed into this book bring to mind the early works or Palahniuk But what s great about Mall is that the narrator is Mr Bogosian himself With Mall he writes in a spares style that I believe makes itaccessible for readers But of course readers have to know this book exist This is only one of three novels by a writer I would say is one of my all time favorites I recommend Mall by Eric Bogosian I read so many books, it s unusual these days for me to find one I absolutely cannot put down Add playwright actor author Eric Bogosian s book Mall to that short list.Eric Bogosian Does the name ring a bell Think Captian Ross from Law Order Criminal Intent Yeh, same guy I can t put my finger on exactly why this book grabbed me, but for the two days it took me to read it, I felt like I was on a wild ride Bogosian sets up the action with intriguing characters a rapidly degrading meth ju I read so many books, it s unusual these days for me to find one I absolutely cannot put down Add playwright actor author Eric Bogosian s book Mall to that short list.Eric Bogosian Does the name ring a bell Think Captian Ross from Law Order Criminal Intent Yeh, same guy I can t put my finger on exactly why this book grabbed me, but for the two days it took me to read it, I felt like I was on a wild ride Bogosian sets up the action with intriguing characters a rapidly degrading meth junkie, an existential teenage delinquent, a bored sexy housewife, a Haitian immigrant mall security guard, and a fairly normal young businessman with a tame taste for catalog models.The book opens with Mal, a speed freak, who murders his mother, loads up a trunkful of guns, sets fire to his house, and heads for the mall It just gets weirder and darker from there Bogosian s writing is crisp, detailed, and dark He skews the focus on regular American suburban life, showing how easily the balance can be upset.The book has a Pulp Fiction texture, with dark humor, sex, graphic violence, and chance meetings, yet the in your face style reminds me of Douglas Copeland s book, Generation X The chapters are short, choppy views into the characters lives, and while I found following the action a little confusing at first, things soon fell into place.The action is quick paced, the characters convincing, and the story disturbing If you re looking for a light read, pass this one up if you re looking for something bordering on literary and really gritty, I recommend Mall Found this book in the parking lot at Joaquin Miller Park Needed a quick and literally light book to take on a backpack trip The book tells the stories of five people who experience a series of difficult events in and around a suburban mall Characters overlap, but only one connects with all of the core characters The book strives to make a lot of social commentary about the suburban way of life However, the characters remain character types pushed through a story rather than characters in Found this book in the parking lot at Joaquin Miller Park Needed a quick and literally light book to take on a backpack trip The book tells the stories of five people who experience a series of difficult events in and around a suburban mall Characters overlap, but only one connects with all of the core characters The book strives to make a lot of social commentary about the suburban way of life However, the characters remain character types pushed through a story rather than characters interacting and actively affecting a chain of events It would have taken a lotpages to draw the actual characters out, but I don t think this story would have benefited frompages.Writing was fine, but seemed to try hard to shock at times Basically, it was okay for a short, quick read that I didn t have to give a lot of my brain space The end is better than I expected because the author leaves room for the reader to tease out what might happen next Mall


About the Author: Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian born April 24, 1953 is an American actor, playwright, monologist, and novelist Wikipedia


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