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Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than you bargained for...Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're posting a bit late in the day, but it's totally on purpose.  It goes with the CREEPY, SPOOKY, downright SCARY read we're spotlighting in celebration of the pending holiday.  TODAY the uber creepy, tomorrow a classic for all.  (No, I shan't spoil the'll have to wait.)  Now, let's get on with the show, or should I say show-ROOM.  Yes, I did in fact say our selection was unusual and that's in more ways then one.  Grab your nightlights and keep a hold of your credit cards, it's time to meet today's book of choice...

Grady Hendrix
Quirk Books

About the book....
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!


They're right you know.
You HAVEN'T seen anything quite like this...and I highly doubt you ever will.

Amy is a fantastic lead.  She has flaws and is not afraid to show them.  She hates her job but is able to turn on the sunshine to earn the almighty dollar...grant it, she's barely making ends meet but there's touch of reality we can connect with.  Her boss is out to get her, a real "yes" man that knows all the in's and out's of this big box monstrosity, I mean, store, that they work in.  Who'd have ever thought that at night when the lights go out, the very store that provides creature comforts for the masses would turn into a freaky creature show of its own...oh and it wants you stay, FOREVER.  *o*

The author has a real knack for the build up but also the delivery.  There are plenty of times where the action crosses the line into the squeamish zone, the nightmares come to life a tad too real to be ignored.  I mean really, you probably won't look at your big box retailers the same way again.  That wonderful wardrobe in a box over there, really does look like it could serve as as everlasting resting place if given the chance.  Then we have those fake room set ups with doors and windows that go nowhere, creepy on their own in the first place...but do they REALLY go nowhere?  Have you ever looked?

To summarize, it's a story wrapped up in a catalog binding complete with color options, home delivery, and promises of easy set up.  WARNING:  BEWARE THE EASY SET UP!  Just as not every piece of furniture fits into everyone's decor, this book may or may not initially speak to you....BUT...if you like GOOD stories, filled with CREEPY characters, HORROR filled situations, and a seemingly endless labrynth that just won't let you go, you're in for TREATS in lieu of tricks.


Special thanks to Eric at Quirk Books for the chance to bring this fabulous title to all of you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this selection as well as their growing catalog, be sure to stop by their official site, friend them on Facebook, or connect with them on Twitter.  This title was released late September of this year, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

Tales of Whimsy said...

Horrorstor fascinates me.

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