Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix




I’ve never been to an Ikea. I always kind of wanted to go to one, if they ever expanded and came to my area. But now… I don’t know.

Horrostor is a fun, gimmicky horror-esque novel. Basically, employees work in this Ikea-like store called Orsk somewhere in Ohio and they start noticing damage occurring overnight while the store is closed- broken dishes, knocked over furniture, defiled sofas, etc. The store manager selects two other people to pull an overnight shift with him in order to catch the vandals. But the vandals might not be human. Dun dun DUNNNNNNN.

As far as Halloween-reading goes, this was a good pick. It’s quick, it’s entertaining, and it’s creepy as all hell. The actual book is laid out kind of like a store catalog, which is just fun and quirky. I mean, I don’t really have anything to other than that it was a fun read, so if you’re still looking for a Halloween book to fit in this week – here you go.



Also, I pictured Basil, the store manager, as Moss from The I.T. Crowd. I don’t know why, but it possibly made it even more fun. I like Moss.


Sarah Says: 3.5 stars



  1. I’ve never been to IKEA, but have ordered furniture from them before. I know some people are obsessed with shopping there, and it’s just okay for me.

    I have debated on this book, but thought it sounded kinda cheesy. I may have to give it a try now. Sounds perfect for Halloween!


  2. Fun review! I just actually won this book during the Dewey read-a-thon, so now I’m looking even more forward to receiving it in the mail – hopefully just in time for Halloween πŸ™‚


  3. Broooo, for serious, I went to an IKEA for the first time recently, and I will probably never go back, and it’s not because Horrorstor scared me off. IKEA is scary on its own. It is too enormous. There are too many things to look at; it is overwhelming to brains. And too many people, and I HATE people. So you are not missing anything. There are other places to acquire furniture.


  4. What a fun book! I’m a HUGE fan of IKEA (my bookshelf, coffee table, bed, lamps, even my mugs… all from IKEA). I love the layout of IKEA stores and go there often to check out the new displays. I hope to grab a copy of this book soon and see for myself what Horrorstor is all about!


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