Horrorstor is about... (Goodreads) "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 comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.
From the end of December to the beginning of January I read Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. I liked this book and I gave it a 3.5/5 and here is why: (This book was sent to me from Quirk books for a review)
Going into the book I didn't expect much for the fact that it was a parody book, but once I got into the bulk of the book, I understood why so many people liked it. The characters were quirky and they were relatable which are 2 things that set a book up for greatness. Amy the main character was so honest with other characters that I could not help but laugh because of her sarcasm. Grady Hendrix knows how to write comedic books, but there were some things that I didn't like.
One thing that I didn't like about this book was the author didn't do a good job of describing the characters appearance. I couldn't picture what Amy looked like by what he told me so imagined a random person. I think that if he just said blond hair and blue eyes I would be satisfied, but all he wrote was if a character was black. Trinity was the only character that was given any detail. Another thing was, I didn't like the way in which the author transitioned from comedic to creepy in the book. I would have liked the book to stay comedic throughout , but it took a turn for the darker. I feel that Amy started to bring up irrelevant problems in her life to think about at times in the story.
All in all, I think that if you like comedic horror such as the "Scary Movie" franchise you would love this book and I will see you in another blog post!(: