Horrorstor: A Novel
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a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-06-15). "New Republic Pictures Acquires Grady Hendrix's Novel 'Horrorstör' ". Deadline . Retrieved 2020-08-04. The Story presented in the very same style of Orsk catalog, which is , again , a clone of IKEA's One.
It's a really special book in regards to creativity and for that reason alone, I would recommend people give it a shot to see what it's all about.
For a book which is mainly an excuse to figure out what would happen if you were shrink wrapped to an office chair (bad, bad things, that’s what would happen) most of the characters get at least a little development and Basil and Amy get a ton. Their development is believable and deeply satisfying (but not romantic).
The story starts slowly as we get to know our unremarkable cast and set up the main story: characters walking around a dark store. I was ready to fall asleep every time a chapter started and they were still stumbling around in the dark. Is this the “scary” part? What am I supposed to be feeling besides boredom? Horrorstör is elevated from a typical horror novel because of its setting, which is really quite clever, and the way Grady Hendrix, the author, weaves the store manual into the narrative.Horrorstör is basically a novel about a haunted IKEA. There’s no romance in it, but it’s relevant to the interests of the Bitchery in the sense that it’s about a haunted IKEA, a concept that should strike mingled dread and delight in the soul of anyone who has ever actually been to IKEA. I am man enough to admit when I am wrong. As my wife so rightly points out during an argument, it gets easier when you make so many mistakes. So the first half of the book is a big piss take of IKEA or any other ‘big box’ store which is quite amusing but then suddenly things gets scary as the creepy stuff starts to happen and the monsters come out 😱. You see there is a reason this particular ORSK store is haunted... No, no, no I’m not going there. You’ll have to read the book for yourselves. Go on - I dare you!
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. But a certain action from some characters ruined some of the story for me , The Séance..which can be avoided for more efficient impact of the paranormal activities of the place. I mean it would have been better if the homeless man just turn up right after the twilight lights starts..or any other way that make the place powerful without acting stupid by Trinity and Mat. Grady Hendrix is the author of the novels Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, and My Best Friend's Exorcism, which is like Beaches meets The Exorcist, only it's set in the Eighties. He's also the author of We Sold Our Souls, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, and the upcoming (July 13!) Final Girl Support Group!Outside, Amy and Basil are treated by emergency teams, who inform them that they are the only ones who made it out of the store. ORSK's corporate people offer them cushy corporate jobs in exchange for their silence, which Amy refuses out of disgust. Months pass; during this time, a new store, Planet Baby, is built out from the remains of ORSK. Amy gets a job there and, on the first day, encounters Basil. The two vow to rescue Matt and Trinity, a task Basil says will be difficult because the penitents are less organized now that Worth is gone. The book ends with an advertisement stating that Planet Baby will hold a 24-hour sale, allowing patrons to remain in the store overnight. Initially I was put off by the writing style, but then I realized that the whole book is written in IKEA language – short words, short sentences, to the point.