This marks the first time in my life that I read a book that looks like a furniture catalog, and I’m not mad that I read it. I used to have the motto that life is scary enough, so why read scary books, but I think that motto will no longer apply to Grady Hendrixs’ works.This dark humor, spooky vibes, and unique setting of this campy novel had me engaged from start to finish in a completely unique way.
5 things about this book (4 I loved, 1 I didn’t love)
- I loved the setting of the book. An admitted IKEA knock off, ORSK runs on “family values”, low priced furniture, and half hearted employees. 99% of the book takes place in the store and it makes the whole thing fascinating.
- I loved the dark humor had me chuckling and snorting the whole way through.
- I loved the sarcasm and wit of the main character, Amy. Her self deprecation was hilarious and relatable and perfectly captured what life can be like for many people in their early-mid 20’s.
- It had the right amount of creepy crawlies to make it a perfect October read.
- What I didn’t love was the ending. It was almost like a cliffhanger to me, even though I don’t think Hendrix intended it to be that way, but can I start a petition for a sequel titled Planet Baby?
Overall, 4.5 out of 5 stars for me! Links below to purchase the book from your favorite retailers.