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Good Reads Challenge Book Review: Horrorstor

Are you feeling in the mood for Fall?


“Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods.”– Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

What’s up, friends, and how are you?  As of late, I’ve been really tired but I’m also taking advantage of some much-needed time off.  Make sure you’re staying hydrated, checking in with friends and family, and giving yourself some grace.

There is light at the end of the tunnel as I’m finally in front of these book reviews. Today, I’m reviewing Horrorstor by Grady Hedrix.

The Review

Title | Horrorstor
Author | Grady Hendrix
Format | Audiobook
Pages | 248
Published  | September, 2014
Genre | Horror, Fiction, Humor
GR Rating | 3.66
Purchase | Amazon


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.

My Rating (4.00)

What would it be like to work at an Ikea-Esq store that has portals to another space in time, perhaps built on a sacred burial ground? Well, my friends, that’s Horrorstor in a nutshell.

This audiobook gave me a chuckle because, at the beginning of every chapter, the store highlights a different piece of furniture and its effectiveness in streamlining your means of living. That other famous Scandinavian store is mentioned, but not by the way.

from Horrorstor
“There are enough people running around in here. It’s starting to feel like an episode of Scooby-Doo.”

Grady Hendrix delivers another great, bizarre horror novel with just enough gore to make you want more. What’s not to love about staff roaming around Orsk (the Scandinavian-all-things store) in the dead of night, trying to find out who’s been vandalizing the room scapes overnight? I imagine it wouldn’t be as cheery and bright as it is during the day. During the day, the store is filled with customers sitting in the mock room-scapes and discussing what furniture works best.

from Horrorstor
“They say money makes you happy. It doesn’t. It just makes you more comfortable in your grief.”

However, at night shrouded in darkness, with no music or announcements streaming about sales and specials, no hum of people, or the smell of the food from the cafeteria, must be overwhelming to the senses.

There is an evil force at play in the store as the staff charged to catch the vandals goes missing one by one. Seeing shapes and apparitions and discovering strange hallways and false doors opening to the unknown is scary as hell. What slips through the cracks will give these Orsk employees a night they will never forget. Some will keep searching, and some will never go home.

from Horrorstor
“Work gives you a goal. It lets you build something that lives on after you’re gone. Work has a purpose beyond making money.

My Good Reads Progress

Since I’m publishing these posts faster than usual, my book reading hasn’t moved much so I’m still reading Kill Creek, The Only One Left, and The Horror at Pleasant Brook.

What books are you anticipating reading this Fall?  Share them in the comments.

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