Welcome to the hotel where nobody checks out.
When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure’s walls.
The Grand Hotel is a horror novel by esteemed bestselling author Scott Kenemore (Zombie, Ohio) that takes the reader on a thrilling ride through an interconnected series of stories narrated by the desk clerk and the residents of the hotel itself. And while it is not known whether or not the desk clerk is actually the devil incarnate, it is strange that so many visitors who come for a tour of the hotel have a way of never leaving.
As the narrator takes you deeper and deeper into the heart of the hotel, secrets that have been hiding for aeons begin to show themselves. Although he is quite prepared for this experience, there is some question as to whether or not the rest of the world shares this readiness.
Kenemore’s incredible style and originality carry The Grand Hotel to places most people only see in their nightmares. And while we don’t know all of the secrets that lie within the Grand Hotel, we know that the person who does hold that knowledge puts fear into the narrator himself—a thought that ought to terrify everyone.
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Inspired by the Sanskrit classic The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie, this stagey fantasy novel unfolds as a series of first-person narratives told by residents of the creepy Grand Hotel to visitors on a tour being lead by "Vic," the hotel's enigmatic front desk clerk. Most involve a brush with the fantastic a doctor travels back to medieval times to treat the sick with modern medicine, a police officer sees his partner's ghost spirited away by the specters of a haunted apartment building that sometimes verges on the ludicrous, such as when a television chef cooks in the world's most haunted places. Kennemore (Zombie, Indiana) presents these stories as parables that Vic tells an unnamed tourist, but their shaggy-dog character makes their lessons feel forced. A final tale reveals Vic's identity and the underlying purpose of his tour, but the "whole" that it suggests is barely equal to the sum of this novel's parts.
I Travel Channel anthology of horror stories
A delightfully spooky collection of horror stories lease together by a narrator with their own dark agenda. Reminiscent of movies like Tales from the Hood 2 and Tales from the Hood 2, this book takes the audience on a tour of a hotel, where every room offers a story more And changing the horrific than the last.