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Horrorstör

De : Grady Hendrix
Lu par : Tai Sammons,Bronson Pinchot
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    Description

    Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds - clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first-century economy.

    A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting, and full of current fears, Horrorstör delivers a high-concept premise in a unique style.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

    ©2014 Grady Hendrix (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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    • Dave
    • 08/03/2016

    For Those of Us Who've Spent Too Much Time in IKEA

    Does anyone else out there have an aversion to IKEA? Like, someone suggests we pop over there real quick, maybe bribes you with coffee and cinnamon rolls, and then BAM. The whole Saturday has mysteriously disappeared? Wait, what just happened to me this past weekend?

    Horrorstör is one part Office Space, and one part haunted house story. Thankfully, the haunted house in Horrorstör is essentially an IKEA.

    I’m thoroughly enjoying Grady Hendrix’s Great Stephen King reread over at Tor.com (please note the presence tense, and my faith it’ll one day continue), and thought his White Street Society short stories exquisite dark humor, so when I heard he had a novel set in a Haunted IKEA (or, more accurately: ORSK, an IKEA competitor), I knew I had to check it out.

    I’ve been to IKEA way more times than I’d like, and while I don’t have the Chuck Palahniuk/Fight Club aversion to it that some do, it does feel a bit like a gauntlet at times — winding around those labyrinthine aisles. Hendrix does a solid job of bringing us in from the street level with Amy, a young woman just barely getting by, and coming to the horrific realization that she really has no plan on where her life is going. But there’s been a lot of weirdness happening at ORSK, and when Amy’s offered a late night shift by her boss Basil along with three other employees, she really can’t turn it down. Things go downhill fast from there, in something of a creepy yet kind of hysterical way. There’s a nasty little seance scene that felt like something straight out of a Sam Raimi film, and I couldn’t stop laughing while listening to it.

    But about two-thirds through the book, the story less somewhat less funny and more straight-up horror, and my interest waned a bit, and the ending seemed a bit sudden. Still, Hendrix does a good job with next-door characters that seem like they could’ve walked out of a Stephen King novel. Amy is easy for just about anyone who has been hard up for cash to relate to, but Basil — the African American store manager whose name evokes Basil Rathbone and who is evangelical about all the corporate propaganda — is particularly strong. Hendrix knows his horror tropes, and does a good job subverting them.

    Tai Sammons does the heavy lifting narration-wise in Horrorstör. She’s got a solid, no frills everywoman narration that nails the protagonist pretty well, and gets by okay with the rest of the cast. Bronson Pinchot is essentially reading the chapter headers, and you can tell he’s having a blast. Together, they’re a winning combination.

    I could be convinced to head back to Horrorstör one day, mostly for the first half and the solid narration. It left me a little cold in places, but generally I imagine I’ll have a lot more fun whenever I go back to IKEA thanks to Hendrix’s book.

    Also, the coffee and cinnamon rolls.

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    • John Hestand
    • 18/03/2016

    Welcome to ORSK!

    This book was fantastic. I was never bored, always engaged. The scary scenes were real good. The story was fun. The characters were great, basil was my favorite. I highly recommend this book to anyone that's looking for a fun horror novel. Just sit back relax and enjoy the ride.

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    • Brian P. Judy
    • 24/04/2015

    Great Story, Even Better Read

    Unique story with some insightful moments. It's playful, funny, and scary! It's read wonderfully, and put together well for an audiobook experience.

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    • Katie Pursinger
    • 03/10/2016

    Not as scary as it thinks it is.

    I really, really wanted to like this book. A great premise which floundered in its execution. It tries it's best, but it never gets beyond the initial elevator pitch of a haunted IKEA. It has some neat ideas that I wish we'd explored more. This book would be great if it were double the length and it gave itself time to dig into the characters, the setting, the store and the haunted stuff. This feels too rushed.

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    • damien cost
    • 20/09/2020

    Very entertaining

    I would not have given this book a chance if it wasn't included in the membership. It is a very tight and concise story. Good character development and does not deviant from the story.

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    • MrOcculture
    • 08/05/2017

    Great concept, weak delivery.

    Bad narration, when it wasn't robotic, it was boring. Read commas like periods.

    Unlikable, and unintelligent protagonist. Generally dull characters.

    The end makes no sense in terms of character decision, though that isn't surprising. Could've been great, but wasn't.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 27/11/2020

    Horrorstor scared the crap out of me

    I thought I was immune to horror by now but Horrorstor is so visceral, so upsetting, that I gasped aloud, hand over mouth, several times. Listening to it was quite an experience.

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    • Annoyed
    • 08/12/2020

    I’ll never look at IKEA the same

    I had no expectations for this book, but was pleasantly surprised. The story was enjoyable with the perfect balance of macabre.

    I listened to this a few months ago, and promptly forgot about it. Then, a few days ago, I was at an ikea, and I was so uncomfortable. Apparently, the visions in this book stay with you.

    I hurried out of ikea without buying anything, so this book ended up saving me a lot of money.

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    • Chana Goanna
    • 05/04/2021

    Part horror, part satire, 100% enjoyable

    This starts out as an entertaining poke at IKEA (some of the product names are obscurely hilarious). Amy, broke and frustrated by her dead-end job and her corporate groupie boss, agrees to work a midnight shift to try and figure out who’s wrecking the inventory every night. Things turn dark and genuinely scary after a seance held by their airhead co-workers who are trying to get “the ghost” on film. There’s a surprisingly deep statement about the corporate American workplace and the alienation of workers who feel trapped in it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, way more than I expected to. The narrator is just okay, but doesn’t detract from the book.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 19/12/2020

    Fantastic

    Very well written and narrated. Definitely worth another read, it was worth a risk for a free book. But definitely worth a shot in my opinion, has a King sorta feel. Thd only thing i would say is it has a slight teenager demographic.

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