Tales From The Mall MOBI ó Tales From MOBI :Ú

Tales From The Mall MOBI ó Tales From MOBI :Ú

Tales From The Mall ❰Reading❯ ➼ Tales From The Mall Author Ewan Morrison – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Fashion food courts lingerie fire bombing suicide free parking—welcome to the mall  Winner of the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich Writer of the YearWhy would one woman threaten to k Fashion food courts lingerie fire bombing suicide free parking—welcome to the mall  Winner of the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich Writer of the YearWhy would one woman threaten to kill another for a pair of discounted shoes Why are cross dressers drawn to mall car parks What do impulse buys have to do with rioting How are some malls vampiric while others are pregnant And why are market research companies hiding the truth from us  A mash up of fiction essays and true stories this collection tells of the rise of the most iconic symbol of our Tales From MOBI :Ú modern age the shopping mall From  than  interviews and confessions Ewan Morrison re tells the true life tales of those who work shop and even find love inside their walls With wry wit insight and compassion he reveals how malls manipulate our emotions how they are an ideal space to meet a new lover or to kill yourself and how they are taking over the world As shopping malls spread round the globe at the amazing speed of one new mall every hours and everyone in every country ends up wearing the same fashions Tales from the Mall gives us a page turning tour of the history of the mall and a vision of our coming future Packed full of terribly tweetable facts and gut wrenching sometimes hilarious stories; this book will change the way you think about your hair color your loyalty cards the global economy and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.


10 thoughts on “Tales From The Mall

  1. Kats Kats says:

    Tales from the Mall is a mad mix of fascinating facts statistics historical background fictionalised accounts based on real interviews and actual short stories all revolving around shopping malls Just like shopping malls the book sometimes confused me overstimulated me and satiated any sense of voyeurism I may harbour shopping centres are fab for people watching and so is this book and certainly never bored me Some of the short stories whether or not they were based on fact or fiction were exceptionally well written and I was very disappointed when they ended I've never read anything else by Ewan Morrison but based on the short stories I'd be keen to read a novel written by him The well researched historical background rich with stats and figures was interesting but the most fascinating factual chapters were all about the psychological manipulation that is applied in the design lay out and even staffing of the malls and the shops within I don't tend to freuent shopping centres very often but the next time I do it will be with a much critical and aware mind Thanks Mr Morrison for the great stories and many eye openers on such an interesting aspect of our culture society and even geography


  2. Anna Anna says:

    I’ve been meaning to read The Arcades Project for years and have a particular love for fiction set in the weird psychologically oppressive space of shopping malls Maul Days Kingdom Come Yarn ‘Tales from the Mall’ is a combination of the two It includes short stories involving shopping centres as well as true anecdotes and a potted history of the concept I thought this combination of fact and fiction worked well although I preferred the facts to the fictions It all added up to a thought provoking analysis of shopping malls and how we interact with them While I lived in Cambridge I went into a shopping centre nearly every other day as the Central Library was in there I became accustomed to screening out all the surrounding shops when I made a beeline for the sanctuary of the library Now and again though I would look around the bright shiny space and think about how strange it was Especially when a pigeon had somehow become trapped in the grass roof providing a surreal contrast to all the flimsy transient architectureMalls are temples dedicated to consumerism designed around the imperative to promote shopping Morrison’s book reminded me that they never have clocks you are supposed to lose track of time get lost in the haze of purchasing The book also emphasises that malls are designed for individual shopping units rather than social creatures so the interactions that occur are generally despite rather than because of the environment It’s an appealing examination of this particular feature of late capitalism now in decline as online shopping rises and how sualid inhumane and depressing malls can be


  3. Helen Helen says:

    Funny perceptive angry post apocalyptic Tales from the Mall pushes literature to its limits and comes out singing Morrison mixes up angry but erudite sociological essays about the history of the mall with short stories about lives touched by mall culture The essays are polemics in the style of Owen Hatherley's 'Welcome to the New Ruins of Great Britain' or Naomi Klein's 'No Logo' but they're also informative and terrifying The short stories are gems particularly the triumphant granny who is determined to eat her sandwiches in the mall and ends up chasing away from security guards in a mobility scooter When so much English fiction is middle brow derivative and obsessed with Henry VIII Scottish literature is the one to watch for energy bite and integrity


  4. Paul Paul says:

    An interesting mix of fact statistics short stories and urban myths the result of research and interviews that works well with the topic the rise and rise and fall? of the shopping malls As the author is based in Scotland it has a wee extra interest for me as the malls he describes are very familiar to me as I live in Glasgow My 12 year old son picked it up when I laid it down one day and battered through it in one sitting as he was fascinated by it all


  5. Vikki Vikki says:

    Tales from the Mall is a critiue of consumer culture The non fiction sections and anecdotes are interesting enough but it is the short stories that really make it They demonstrate such a great understanding of people's motivations hang ups discontentment and desires that you will definately find yourself in at least one of them


  6. Ewan Ewan says:

    One to sit alongside The Mezzanine as writing about the everyday An urban counterpart to Robert Macfarlane's Wild Places A history of the rise of malls a collection of real world anecdotes from people who spend their days in the mall and fictions inspired by real world events and academic studiesA great idea well executed


  7. Jamie Jamie says:

    Just a pure fantastic readCouldn't put it downA fantastic look into the historystyle and general look at Mall's worldwide


  8. Sho Sho says:

    A difficult book to pigeon hole There is a mixture of facts about Malls interspersed with some short stories One or two of the stories were phenomenally brilliant actually Highly recommended


  9. Jessica Renée Pettit Jessica Renée Pettit says:

    Not something I would normally pick up but I studied it in a class while in Scotland Pretty great and strange stories inside


  10. Lila Lila says:

    Interesting mixture of the history of shopping malls and tales from people working and shopping at the mall The focus is on malls in Scotland


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