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Discount: A Novel

by Casey Gray

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This is an odd little novel. It's a 'day in the life' piece examining the customers, employees, managers, executives, and various other characters who work/shop/buy stuff/manage a thinly-disguised WalMart in the Southwest. It sort of reminds me, not sure why other than the 'day in the life' angle, of a couple of Kevin Smith's films.

The writing is good and the dialogue is both real and often funny. However, my chief problem with the book is the lack of anything resembling a plot. The story is by turns funny and depressing, but it doesn't really go anywhere. Much happens during the day and we get a decent look into the lives of the many characters, but the mini-storylines, the most prominent of which is the potential visit by the Superstore's CEO, aren't enough to carry it. ( )
  gmmartz | Jun 21, 2016 |
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"Set in the American Southwest forty miles north of Ju‚arez,...[the] novel follows a group of customers and employees through the twenty-four hour work cycle as they seek comfort and sustenance inside of the cinderblock walls of a classic American institution--The Superstore."--Publisher.… (more)

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