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... show more
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-firstcentury 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!
Publish date: 2014-09-24
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
This book, much like the store its parodying, is a beautifully designed object at a great price. The follow-through on the design from the covers, the catalog end-papers, the store map, and of course the interior copy and art sending up IKEA's product descriptions are brilliant. The novel, however...
I'll admit I first dismissed this book when I saw it popping up in other people's feeds, but it kept coming back and getting good reviews so I decided to see if my library had it. I was in luck, so I shortly got to pick up a book that wasn't quite what I was expecting. I mean, I knew it was a book...
Horrorstör is a ghost story that takes place in an Ikea knockoff called Orsk. Amy, one of the main characters, is low on cash, convinced she's about to be fired, and desperate to transfer to a different Orsk. She thinks her boss, Basil, has it in for her, which is why she's horrified when he calls h...
I checked this book out on a whim because I absolutely adored the concept. A haunted house story taking place in an Ikea? It doesn't get much better than that. Horrorstor is about an Ikea-knockoff store that experiences paranormal activity. Someone keeps soiling the couches, weird graffiti is fou...
Mother of god. I think I've just found one of the best horror novels I've ever read. (That's not saying much, considering the fact that I've only actually read one prior.) If I could rate this as a horror novel, I would probably give it five stars. But on the scale of my favorite books, it's a...