Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Horrorstör


It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. Later they'd be resurrected by megadoses of Starbucks, but for now they were the barely living dead. Their causes of death differed: hangovers, nightmares, strung out from epic online gaming sessions, circadian rhythms broken by late-night TV, children who couldn't stop crying, neighbors partying till 4 a.m., broken hearts, unpaid bills, roads not taken, sick dogs, deployed daughters, ailing parents, midnight ice-cream binges.
- p. 9

"I have that kitchen," she admitted. "Only my cabinets are slate gray instead of arctic white." 
- p. 56

Synopsis of Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: 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!

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16 comments:

  1. Hm, I've seen this book around but I wasn't quite sure what it is about...sounds interesting!

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    1. I really love how IKEA-ish this looks. I was surprised it had zombies in it ;) Have a great weekend, Reno!

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  2. At first, I thought the book a furniture ad. It's a different looking cover. I like the beginning.

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  3. Ooh, this one looks so creepy! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “THE HOME PLACE”

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  4. This sounds like a "light" horror story.

    Love the idea and the ready-to-assemble idea.

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds good.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Follow Friday Four Fill-In

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    1. Ready-to-assemble zombies. Bring it on ;)

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  5. Wow! That beginning is something! The difference between it and the 56 is wide!
    I've seen this book here and there but didn't know it was based in Columbus, Ohio. I want to read it now since that's where I grew up.
    Here's My Book Beginning/Friday 56

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    1. Yeah, they two snippets sound like 2 books :) I'm not sure if it being based in Ohio has any bearing whatsoever. Do you have an IKEA store there?

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  6. That introduction is brilliant! I would keep reading! I've added it to my goodreads ha ha! I love zombie/apocalyptic reads a lot...it's bad. I do hope you enjoy your reads; have a wonderful weekend!

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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    1. An IKEA-cover with a beginning with zombies. Glad to have added on to your TBR, Claudia!

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  7. This sounds fun! I definitely haven't seen any book like this!

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    1. It's pretty cute -- it's designed just like an IKEA catalog, complete with maps and assembly instructions ;)

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  8. I got Ikea right away... lol... Looks fun!

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  9. This is really cute and original. Hipster zombies...As humans they came for the Swedish meatballs..... as zombies they laughed with the Swedish brains.....

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