Malls have become a part of every person’s social life and it has been around for about half a century now. It was originally conceived of as a community center where people would converge for shopping, cultural activity, and social interaction (Gruen & Smith, 1960). This complex building composed of various shops and restaurants have become the heart and soul of every community, the foundation of retail industry and serves as a social sanctuary for many people.
Visiting a mall is a fun-filled and satisfying experience for many. You can shop almost everything, buy groceries and books, play arcade games, watch movies and eat at food courts, almost all your needs are available in one place. Although e-commerce in on the rise, traditional malls around the world will never become obsolete even in today’s digital age and the increasing popularity of mobile shopping. People still like to shop in the mall as they crave the social aspect and convenience of touching and buying an item on the spot, without waiting or shipping time. Who would not want to get whatever they need under one roof right?
The city brought a lot of changed in human living conditions but the mall brought a lot of conveniences to city living. The mall serves a vital purpose in today’s society as they have become a multi-story building that houses a large number of retailers offering various products and services to people. The success of malls is primarily driven by dedicated developers and retailers who keep on finding ways to attract customers and stay competitive in the increasingly competitive mall industry. Bellmoore Group Inc review and supports changes and planned developments of businessmen to improve the retail offering within the community and to ensure that the needs of people are met.
Bell Moore Group Inc. has been in the industry for more than 25 years, their experiences made them adept in understanding the shifting values and needs of people in the modern world. It keeps abreast in these developments in order to serve the needs of companies in the business world.
The sexism, it burns.
Not a great book. There's the intellectual smugness, a feeling that the vast majority of humanity is Just Not Worth It. Although the author is able to imagine technologic breakthroughs, he can't conceive of a single piece of art worth the name arising in two hundred years, and everything else is just crap. Mostly plastic crap. There are good drugs, and pot is ubiquitous as the smoke of choice, but there isn't a single new good thing for hundreds of years except the thought buses. Hell, he can't even go so far as to imagine women wearing pants. The smartest human surviving is a woman, but she doesn't get an active role, she's just the passive love interest.
Nonetheless, he did have some very nice things to say about reading, so not entirely worthless.
I received this book via NetGalley and the author to give an honest review.
You know right from the start I was into the book though I kept wondering what is this moment of impact? We enter the lives of seven people who have never met each other before but yet all their lives will entwine on one fateful day.
This book to me felt like a destiny book, by that I mean it was destiny for them to be in that place at that time because things for them come to light. We have a husband who will lose it all. a young woman who will find a long lost relative, a man who will lose the love of his life (let me tell you now the whole scene with the hospital and the church had me bawling). A mother who is in a depression but still fights on for her children, a young man who cares for his mother so much that he will do an unthinkable crime. A father who is famous but maybe not for long, last but not least a man who will feel the world and the sorrow on his shoulders.
Each of these people will have have a new life because of this incident and it was amazing to see how they each adapted to their new life that they were given.
I really liked all the characters but I think the one I felt the most for minus Harper's story was Enrique. You could just feel the way he felt within the story and I wanted to just hug him through the pages and tell him it is okay. You don't have to have this burden anymore.
I will tell you this though please make sure when you start a new chapter you actually pay attention as a new chapter is a new character.
Overall this book was a good one for me I truly enjoyed how we not only got the background of the characters but it was all woven together wonderfully.