Monday, 6 October 2014

Horrorstor: A Novel

A Novel
By Grady Hendrix
Trade Paperback, 240 pages

And now for something completely different....

What a great concept for a story! Especially a spooky story.

Horrorstor combines our love/fear/loathing relationship with consumerism, daily grind, interpersonal relationships, and the undead! 

The book is set up like a popular housewares and furniture outlet catalogue, and no Big Business Corporate Cliche is spared to help the lucky survivors of Horrorstor.

Fun, quirky, gruesome, and intriguing. And did I mention fun? When you finish this one you will be insisting that your friends all read it too. 

From the Back Flap:
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, 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-first century 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!

Grady Hendrix is a writer and 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, and Variety.