Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Supermarket by Bobby Hall

October 8, 2019
Supermarket by Bobby Hall

I've had my eye on this book for ages. I've picked it up and put it back on the shelf at work more times than I can count. Finally, I decided to sod it, and get the £12.99 paperback. I was doing the typical reader thing of 'I don't want this odd-sized paperback on my shelf'.

I'm so glad I decided to. I took this away with me to Sicily and read most of it on the plane journey home. I absolutely flew through it (yay for an unintentional pun), I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I needed to know what was going to happen next. Which surprised me as I tend to struggle to get through any book that falls within the 'crime/thriller' genre.

Supermarket follows Flynn, whose life is a little upsidedown at the moment. Recently dumped, living with his mother and not really sure how to get back on his feet. Then he decides that he wants to work at a Supermarket to help with some research for a book he wants to write, the one he's finally going to finish. Then he arrives one day at work to a crime scene and his entire world is turned upside down.

Honestly, this is the kind of book where the less you know the better. It's not one where you can guess what's going to happen, and really at times, you can't tell whats going on. But that's the genius of this book, as you read more and more layers are added on to the narrative. It reminds me of the film Inception, but with Supermarket it's more like a story within a story within a story and you can't tell what the REAL story arc is. We learn about each layer as Flynn does, we watch his world unravel and explode.

Just read it. I promise you'll have your mind blown.


Name: Supermarket

Author: Bobby Hall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pages: 272

ISBN: 978-1-4711-8696-7

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Supermarket?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    October 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I read some other reviews which said that the book wasn’t well written. And sounded like a child had wrote it. I’m wondering if you found this? I’m guessing from your review it didn’t feel like it but worth an ask.

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      October 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      It’s all personal taste really when it comes to books for the most part. I was captivated by the story and honestly didn’t really notice anything.
      I’d recommend it!

      Katie x

      • Reply
        October 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

        Awesome! I will definitely give it a try. it’s good to see such a refreshingly good review of this book. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your future reviews.

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