Horrorstor

Horrorstor

image“Horrorstor” by Grady Hendrix

Synopsis:

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, Horrorstör 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.

*******

5 out of 5 stars

It’s been so nice being able to review really great books lately and this one was a pleasure to read. It was just so much fun!

The story is set in an IKEA type store, and as anyone knows who has shopped IKEA, they are designed to never let you leave without buying something. This book takes that premise one step further with the Orsk store never letting you leave at all.

What I liked: Let’s begin with the book deign itself- brilliant. While I read the ebook, it was still a treat. The cover looks like a slick Ikea cover until you really look at the details. Each chapter starts with an Orsk product image and description. Innocent and charming at first, they rapidly change into horrific torture implements.

The plot is so clever and I love the fact that it’s set in my beloved Cleveland Ohio. This is not your run of the mill horror story. It’s horror, parody, some zombies, and a little coming of age combined. It’s a combination that really works for this book.

There is not one thing I could find to dislike about this book. I really liked it and would highly recommend it to someone who likes a lighthearted horror story.

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