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Supermarket

Supermarket

by Bobby Hall

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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The stunning debut novel from one of the most creative artists of our generation, Bobby Hall, a.k.a. Logic.

“Bobby Hall has crafted a mind-bending first novel, with prose that is just as fierce and moving as his lyrics. Supermarket is like Naked Lunch meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—if they met at Fight Club.”—Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

Flynn is stuck—depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn’t work when it’s saving you from yourself. But things aren’t quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene, Flynn’s world collapses as the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed. And Flynn doesn’t want to go looking for answers at the supermarket. Because something there seems to be looking for him. A darkly funny psychological thriller, Supermarket is a gripping exploration into madness and creativity. Who knew you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982127138
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 207
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bobby Hall a.k.a. Logic, the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist, quickly established himself as one of the most original young stars in music. Through a streak of hit records, Bobby Hall has cemented his status as one of the greatest MCs at work, hailed for his lyricism, cinematic storytelling, and inspiring message of peace, love, and positivity. His music touches on societal issues that affect us all, including anxiety, depression, and race. Supermarket is his first novel.

Table of Contents

Part 1

1 The Beginning Of The End 3

2 Daydream 6

3 Monday Already 17

4 A Proper Beginning 33

5 Aisle Nine 52

6 Panic 72

7 Derealization 84

8 Disappearing Dog 111

9 Currents 127

10 Climactic Event 140

11 The End 148

Part 2

12 Asylum 159

13 Pawn 174

14 Checkmate 186

15 The Library 195

16 The Letter 211

17 Red 220

18 Breakout 232

19 The End Of The Beginning 244

Epilogue 271

Acknowledgments 273

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Supermarket 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Very creative concept, finished in record, great ending...even if you don't know your last name
Anonymous 11 months ago
I bought this because I kept seeing it, in stores, in book lists. It looked interesting. I am glad I finally decided to check it out. You should, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jelenur More than 1 year ago
i haven't willingly read a book in over a decade but was excited that someone i love was creating a book that had seemed to have an interesting story line to it. i eagerly waiting for the release date and when it came, i skipped class to go purchase the book. as soon as i got home i started reading. i finished reading supermarket only a few hours after starting it and was truly left speechless. bobby’s level of creativity and attention to detail are unmatched. any negative feelings i had about reading disappeared when i closed the book. not only did bobby create a fascinating story filled with so many twists and turns, he created a love for reading that i didn't even know i had. i'm excited to start branching out and reading new stories. i'm excited for all the future literature bobby creates. want to thank him for sharing it with the world. it's a beautiful story with a beautiful message.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I could not put this book down! Highly recommended for anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great first book from a great creator in logic. Will read any book he puts out
Anonymous 3 months ago
Excellent, but not the usual read. Different but well written by a transparent and talented author. I truly enjoyed it.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Incredible. I read this book in 48 hours and i just couldn't stop reading. It was amazing. I love logic and his lyrics connect with me and so did his book in the form of anxiety,stress,pressure and the loss of love. He is an amazing author and i definietly recomend this book as well as listening to logic's songs if you don't ready. This book covers some deep stuff that is explained and writen about perfectly. It was truely amazing and a must read.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I became a fan of Logic more than a half decade ago, after coming across his 2011 mixtape "Under Pressure." In my opinion he solidified his position in Hip-Hop as a very captivating story teller, and detailed composer of music. With that said, this book is nothing close to captivating. "Supermarket" does an okay job bringing attention to mental illness, the premise of the story's climax is created due to mental illness, but does not address a realistic portrayal of cognitive disorders. I don't have a problem with the plot of the story though, I'm more disappointed with the lack of memorable moments in the book, and the congestion of dull characters. Moral of the review, here's a guide on aiding your decision of purchasing this book or not: -If you enjoy the mediocre TV shows Netflix spews out to cash in on unimportant current events and are a logic fan, BUY. -If you keep up on Logic's work, meaning you don't fanboy over ever song he puts out but instead enjoy some, dislike others...PASS -If you don't know who Logic is, and are looking for memorable story on par with great works like catch-21, Vonnegut, etc...HARD PASS
Anonymous 11 months ago
very+entertaining%2C+unable+to+put+it+down.+author+grabs+your+attention+with+realistic+characters+and+scenes
suzymanuch More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much. I cried twice throughout the whole book and I was shook, if you will, a number of times. I'm not much of reader to be honest but I love Bobby so much I just had to read this and I'm so glad I did! Seriously, once you read one chapter you literally just want to keep going and going. It took me two days to finish the book. I haven't finished my health homework yet because I had to "Finish the book!" I loved it so much. It's really now one of my favorite books. If you're thinking about buying this book, DO IT. If I haven't said it enough times, I loved the book. Peace, love, and positivity. 11/10 would recommend. #Flia forever!! (if you know, you know)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jnmegan 3 days ago
Supermarket, a novel by polymath rap artist Bobby Hall (aka Logic), opens with a graphic murder scene that leaves the reader baffled about the narrator’s identity and the genesis of the action taking place. Thankfully, Flynn quickly rewinds the tale to provide some backstory. He is an aspiring writer (unsuccessful due to a severe lack of focus and perseverance) marooned in a small town in Oregon. Baker City is so insignificant that there are single-digit examples of its generically named commercial establishments- thus, opportunities are sparse. Flynn decides that Muldoon’s Supermarket might be a good place to gain temporary employment, assuage his mother’s fears about his deepening depression, disprove his ex-girlfriend’s assessment of his worthlessness, and leverage some material for his new novel. Flynn encounters many coworkers that he attempts to fictionalize, even though most of them are as stereotypical and one-dimensional as can be expected in most sub-standard plots. The only exceptions are Frank, who typifies all Flynn has been seeking as his main character; and Mia, who might qualify as a real love-interest as well as the model for a fictional one. What seems like a rather banal beginning takes a turn for strange when the line between Flynn’s fiction and reality begin to blur, ultimately culminating in an identity crisis with a violent climax. Hall explores the question of madness as creative inspiration and the defense mechanism of reinvented memory. Supermarket borrows heavily from the works of Chuck Palahniuk and Ken Kesey, reworking old ground and testing the boundaries of plausibility and coincidence. The novel also suffers from some questionable assumptions about mental illness diagnoses and treatment practices. As a first effort, Hall’s foray into fiction is entertaining and will undoubtedly delight his fan base, but will be unlikely to draw in new admirers on its own.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I haven't really been intrigued by a book in years. I'd buy them, read a few chapters and never finish it. im a big fan of Logic's music and his whole self in general so i had to get this book right away. first chapter in and im already hooked. i basically binge read this book, kind of a slow reader but id take the book everywhere with me. highly recommend it , if you're ready to have your mind blown.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Amazing in every page. Had me hooked constantly. Felt like a train ride i didnt wanna get off of.
Anth0ny More than 1 year ago
Really amazing to see Bobby become an author and create a new world for the Rattpack to get lost in. Logic always working on something new and I'm really excited for him to drop a second which he said is was going to be about science fiction my favorite genre so I'll be waiting for that to come. In the mean time read Supermarket share it and spread the word. Peace, Love, and Positivity!!!!
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Anonymous 6 months ago
I am happy that I saw this book advertised by accident. Something about it was intriguing. Definitely worth the time and money.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This+book+is+very+entertaining.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This+book+is+multidimensional+and+has+so+many+twists+you+can%27t+put+it+down%21++So+much+creativity%2C+you%27ll+love+it%2C+if+you+don%27t%2C+then+you+just+didn%27t+get+it.
dieold 11 months ago
You will need a psychiatrist if you read this book. It's a mix of "One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest" and "The Sixth Sense". Very entertaining!! I gave it four stars because although good, the author is no Amor Towles.
DBBGriswold 11 months ago
All-in-all it was a decent plane read, quick and easy. Predictable in many parts, but a good overall storyline. TwilightZone feel. Interesting debut writing, with serious mental health undertones.
gab123 11 months ago
BackyBri 11 months ago
Highly Recommend. Please pick up this book and read it if you haven't. Whether you are a fan of Bobby Hall's entertainment work as "Logic"or not. This book brings light to issues in society such as anxiety, depression and race. Those of us that may not suffer from these issues can mentally and physically feel what it would be like to suffer with these mental illnesses. Part one of the book seems as if there is sunshine in the main character Flynn's life. Things start off pretty rainy and gloomy for Flynn based off of events that have happened in the past, but in order to escape those gloomy, rainy days he finds and works at the supermarket to bring a little bit of sunshine to his rain, and things are looking up. Part two of the book becomes the dark truth of a rainy / sunshine day for people. We don't know if the sunshine is going to come out again. We hope and want it too really bad, but we just don't know. We feel Flynn's struggle with himself and other characters,and feel him trying to break through mentally. Bobby is able to write in a way to make the reader feel as if they are Flynn going through depression and anxiety while reading this book. Even if you don't suffer from these issues. You become the struggle that the charter Flynn has to face with and you feel as if you mentally and internally are fighting the same internal and mental fight as the character.