Horrorstor: A Novel (Paperback)Grady Hendrix (author)
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It's a classic old-fashioned haunted house story - set in a big box Swedish furniture superstore.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Bracken glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofabeds-clearly, someone or something is up to no good.
To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-til-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 21st century economy.
A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of very real and recognisable fears), Horrorstor comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalogue, complete with illustrations of ready-to-assemble furniture and other, more sinister accessories.
‘Horrorstor delivers a crisp terror-tale...[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror. - Washington Post
‘If you've ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you'll get a laugh out of Hendrix's spoof mystery.’ - New York Post
Grady Hendrix is a writer, journalist, and one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival. A former film critic for the New York Sun, Grady has written for Slate, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Playboy Magazine and Variety.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 488 g
Dimensions: 222 x 186 x 15 mm
"Disarming."-The Wall Street Journal
"Wildly inventive...Hendrix delivers both a palm-sweating horror story and a laugh-out-loud satire of retail."-Esquire
"Hendrix conjures up some wonderfully gruesome imagery."-Nerdist
"An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale."-Bustle
"Hendrix's one-of-a-kind novel is an innovative hybrid of ghost story and satire, at once clever, gruesome, and hilarious."-Amazon Book Review
"If you've ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you'll get a laugh out of Hendrix's spoof mystery."-New York Post
"Hendrix is an engaging writer."-Santa Fe New Mexican
"A clever little horror story...[and] a treat for fans of The Evil Dead or Zombieland, complete with affordable solutions for better living."-Kirkus Reviews
"A fun horror novel."-Library Journal
"A very clever ghost story."-Booklist
"The book's packaging as a catalog-complete with illustrations of increasingly sinister-looking furniture with faux Scandinavian names-gives it a charmingly oddball allure."-Publishers Weekly
More praise for Grady Hendrix:
"National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend's Exorcism."-The Wall Street Journal, on My Best Friend's Exorcism
"Pure, demented delight."-The New York Times Book Review, on Paperbacks from Hell
"Terrific... Sharply written... [My Best Friend's Exorcism] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix's] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior."-The A.V. Club, on My Best Friend's Exorcism
"Hendrix's darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an encore."-Booklist, starred review, on We Sold Our Souls
"A true appreciation of the genre."-Los Angeles Times, on Paperbacks from Hell
"Campy. Heartfelt. Horrifying."-Minnesota Public Radio, on My Best Friend's Exorcism
"Clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving."-Fangoria, on My Best Friend's Exorcism
"A good, creepy, music-tinged thriller."-CNET, on We Sold Our Souls
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