I am SO excited to show you guys this incredibly neat book! At first glance you might be thinking “Why does Carly have an IKEA catalog in the bath?”… but it’s NOT. “Horrorstör”, by Grady Hendrix, is a fictional Horror-Parody novel, and it looks so terrifying. If you look closely to the front cover, you can see tons of creepy little additions. It looks like someone is trapped behind the walls, and if you scroll through the photos I attached you can see the back cover, which is the stuff of nightmares.
Basically this book is about a haunted store, somewhat like an “IKEA”, and the neatest thing is how this book is laid out. Inside the book there are actual “order forms”, and store maps/layouts. It’s meant to look like an actual catalog! It’s one of the most original and strange ideas for a story I’ve ever seen.. and it’s PERFECTION.
I will attach the GoodReads Plot as well, for any of you that are interested. I’m so excited to read this. I will probably never be able to set foot in an IKEA ever again, haha.
GoodReads Plot : 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.
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This book cover reminds me so much of Ikea.