Dec 262014
 

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Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (September 23, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594745269
ISBN-13: 978-1594745263
 

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves,
shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor,
investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, “Horrorstor “comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete
with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom

Thoughts
I’m a cover snob and this book grabbed my attention right away. It looks like a catalog, similar to Ikea. There is a “Home Delivery Order Form”, coupons, store info and more. I loved that it was so much like a real catalog! Each chapter starts with an item from Orsk, and gives details about the item, the price, and the item number. I thought that was a great way to start each chapter!

I loved all the characters. They were all unique and well written, but Amy and Basil were my favorites. Sometimes I wanted to yell at them and ask them “what the heck are you doing that for”, but everything they did only added to an already fantastic story.

The story was amazing. I loved everything going on, especially once things started happening. I love scary and this book was very scary. Espcially when I only read it at night, in bed, with only a tiny light to read by.

While reading the book I kept thinking about shopping in Ikea, which I love. I bet I’ll probably not be able to get this book out of my head the next time I go though, and that kinda creeps me out. In a good way…

The book ended in a way that the road is open for a Horrorstör 2. I hope the author decides to write one. I for one will be definitely reading it.

I think this is the best book I read in 2014, which surprises me since I’m a huge King fan and read Full Dark, No Stars which has four stories in it it which are also really good. But, all in all, this book just stood out. I loved every word, paragraph, chapter and character.

LOVED IT!! If you haven’t read this yet, get a copy Now!

  5 Responses to “Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix”

  1. An IKEA like store is the perfect setting for a horror story – I always feel like a rat in a maze when I’m in IKEA.

  2. This book has been on my radar for awhile but now I’m dying to read it! I love the cover and the whole premise just sounds unique. Great review!

  3. Vicki, I’m glad you enjoyed this book so much! The Ikea-esque cover is wonderful, of course, and the contents sound incredible now, having read your enthusiastic review.

  4. I haven’t heard of this one before but it really sounds great. I think I’d like this one. I’m going to add it to my wishlist.

  5. So glad you raved about it. I’ve read 3 reviews on this one and only 1 wasn’t favorable. I definitely want to read it and the cover drew me in initially too. Fab review!

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