Book review: 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.

Review

I sat on this book for such a long time and when I found myself in a bit of slump I thought this seemed like it could be the perfect book to pick up and lose myself in, and boy was I right! This only took me a few hours to read, it was such a fun and crazy book!⁠

I’m often quite a stickler for wanting books to be realistic, but when a book presents itself as ridiculous from the start, I’m happy to abandon all notion of reality to lose myself into it’s world. This is exactly one of those books.⁠

Juxtaposed to the outlandish scenario’s within this book, the characters are well fleshed out and you could imagine meeting these people in real life.⁠

While this book touched on the ridiculous side, it was surprisingly vicious and gory in detail. There were several gruesome descriptions in this that made my toes curl!⁠

What made this book was so brilliant was it’s layout. It’s set up like an IKEA catalogue, with the first few pages highlighting a map of the store and some marketing spiel. At the start of each chapter there was a new piece of furniture with a description of how handy they would be in your home, as you’d get within an actual catalogue. However, as each chapter passed, the items and their uses got more and more sinister. These small touches really helped build the foreboding nature of the story. ⁠

I loved this fun horror read. Imaginative and smart, this one comes highly recommended from me!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Book Details:

Pages: 248
Edition Published:
2014, Quirk Books
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Goodreads Av. Rating: 3.64

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