It’s no secret I love horror. I got into Grady Henrix and devour what I can get ahold of from him. Horrorstor is no exception to this.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. 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. A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör is designed to retain its luster and natural appearance for a lifetime of use. Pleasingly proportioned with generous French flaps and a softcover binding, Horrorstör delivers the psychological terror you need in the elegant package you deserve.
Short version? Some workers at a not Ikea are asked to stay overnight for a lot of pay to try and figure out what’s going on with goods getting damaged out of nowhere and it’s a wild ride of a story complete with advertisements for products. It’s horror, but it’s hilarious. If you’re not into this, but want something that’s horror without being too far into the I-can’t-fall-asleep category, check out Hendrix’s other works. His book The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is probably my favorite of his books and may very well be in a post later down the road. Horrorstor is just one I can’t get out of my head.