Book in a Minute: Horrorstor

HorrorstörHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Clever and creepy!

A witty comment on the soulless nature of our consumer culture, this is also a truly creepy horror story with a fantastically original setting. A disparate group of Ikea – oops! make that Orsk – employees spend the night at the new Orsk megastore in hopes of figuring out whose been vandalizing the merchandise. The night starts out for some as a goofy lark and for others as a desperate effort to pick up some extra cash – but it quickly turns into a deadly nightmare.

The story is heavy on dread and foreboding and fortunately light on the grisly moments (although there are a couple). Characters who begin as potential cliches wind up being pleasantly well-developed and complex.

The idea of a haunted superstore is fresh and intriguing, and the packaging of the book is brilliant. It looks exactly like an Ikea Orsk catalog from start to finish and somehow that really pulls you into the setting of this twisted tale. In fact, I was so drawn into the story, I dashed through it in one day.

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Comments

  1. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for the review.

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