I absolutely loved THE MALL.
Blurb:Dan is an angsty emo-kid who works in a deadly
dull shopping mall. He hates his job.
Rhoda is a junkie whose babysitting charge ran off
while she was scoring cocaine. She hates her life.
Rhoda bullies Dan into helping her search, but as
they explore the neon-lit corridors behind the mall,
disturbing text messages lure them into the bowels
of the building, where old mannequins are stored
in grave-like piles and raw sewage drips off the
ceiling. The only escape is down.
Plummeting into the earth in a disused service
lift playing head-splitting Musak, Dan and Rhoda
enter a sinister underworld that mirrors their worst
fears. They finally escape, but something feels
different. Why are the shoppers all pumped full of
silicone? Why are the shop assistants chained to
their counters? And why is a café called McColon’s
selling lumps of bleeding meat?
Just when they think they’ve made it back to the
mall, they realize the nightmare has only just begun...
And now there is more weirdness and suspense and horror in the crazy parallel world!
Lisa is a plastic surgery addict with severe self-esteem issues. The only hospital that will let her go under the knife is New Hope: a grimy, grey-walled facility dubbed 'No Hope' by its patients.
Farrell is a celebrity photographer. His last memory is a fight with his fashion-model girlfriend and now he's woken up in No Hope, alone. Needle marks criss-cross his arms. A sinister nurse keeps tampering with his drip. And he's woken up blind...
Panicked and disorientated, Farrell persuades Lisa to help him escape, but the hospital's dimly lit corridors only take them deeper underground - into a twisted mirror world staffed by dead-eyed nurses and doped-up orderlies. Down here, in the Modification Ward, Lisa can finally have the face she wants... but at a price that will haunt them both forever.
Now to find a copy . . .