Friday, October 31, 2014

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Book Review: Horrorstor

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds clearly, someone or something is up to no good.

To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift—and they encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first century economy.

A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of current fears), Horrorstör comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalog, complete with illustrations of ready-to-assemble furniture and other, more sinister accessories. We promise you’ve never seen anything quite like it!

I cannot write about this book without mentioning the book itself. As an avid Ikea fan (their catalog is better than porn to me...seriously.), when I opened up the envelope and this book fell out, I was in love. The entire thing is laid out to look just like one of the catalogs. Of course, then I had to get up the nerve to start actually reading... Those who know me, know that horror and scary things aren't my usual first choices. So, what did I think? I think it's a fun read. It's not particularly scary (though I'll never walk into an Ikea store the same way), but it can be pretty gruesome in parts. I remember at least one time that I had to put the book down, go do something else..and then ran back to the couch because I had to know what was going to happen next. I'll admit that I got pulled in just like everyone else who tells me that they read this kind of thing for the thrill...and that I'm hoping that there might be a second book which gives us a really solid resolution to the question of, "But...but...what happened after that?"  I know that sounds as if the book didn't have an ending. It did and it was a good one, but I might be hooked....


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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