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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 Mall


About the Author: Eric Bogosian

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



10 thoughts on “Mall

  1. says:

    I ve been intrigued by Bogosian as a sort of renaissance man so I ve wanted to read this novel of his for awhile now It predates a bunch of real life American mass killing sprees although it was written after Columbine so for better of for worse it now seems a bit naive in its treatment of one, as if it s trying to tackle a modern problem with old technology I think too he strik


  2. says:

    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.


  3. says:

    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


  4. says:

    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.


  5. says:

    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 pr


  6. says:

    First published in 2000, this depiction of a crazed gun rampage showed the direction America was headed.


  7. says:

    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


  8. says:

    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


  9. says:

    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 rid


  10. says:

    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, t


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