Thursday, April 27th 2017


HorrorstörHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix, Michael Rogalski
Published by Quirk on January 1st 1970
Pages: 248

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.
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.
Designed by Andie Reid, cover photography by Christine Ferrara

This was the first time in a long time that I gave into the hype of a book. Several booktubers I follow and respect and who have the same tastes as me highly recommended this book. It was labeled as spooky, hilarious and weird. And while I did like this book, I did not love this book. Sadly, it did not live up to the hype for me. It just wasn’t as spooky, hilarious or weird as I wanted it to me. For me, it slightly missed the mark on all three counts. Also, I didn’t really care about any of the characters in this book. Even the main character fell flat for me.

What I did love about this book, was the concept. I really did like the idea of a kooky horror story happening within a department store very much like Ikea. But I do feel that the author could have taken the concept much further.

I do own a copy of My Best Friend’s Exorcism by the same author and I hope I like that book much more. Horrorstor: A Novel