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.