The Grand Hotel: A Novel

The Grand Hotel: A Novel

by Scott Kenemore


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940456089
Publisher: Talos
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Scott Kenemore is the author of the successful Zen of Zombie series, as well as the bestselling novels Zombie, Ohio, Zombie, Illinois, and Zombie, Indiana. The Grand Hotel is his fourth novel, and he lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Grand Hotel: A Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me and refused to let go. I still feel as though I am walking the halls of The Grand Hotel. While I figured out the story fairly early on it did not distract from the overall theme and story behind it.
harlsmits More than 1 year ago
Wonderful narration, enjoyed getting lost in stories within stories. Vivid imagery and a funny and entertaining 'tour guide.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kenemore's best book so far.
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Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
This is more of a series of short stories linked together by the conceit of a tour around a hotel with the rather strange concierge than a full tale. It is a good idea but I found that the "reveal" at the end was unsatisfying as it is flagged up very early on in the tale and signposted again after each vignette. From the first room and it's macabre inhabitant you know pretty much what is going on so most of the tension leaks out of the pages. We visit a series of different locations within the winding corridors of the hotel and the descriptions of the faded grandeur are handled well (in fact it reminds me of a hotel we stay at regularly that has gorgeous glimpses of an elegant past faded and never to be reclaimed) placing you in the scene. The individual residents of each location are varied and have ever stranger stories to tell about a moment in their lives that led them to take up residence here. Some are more effective than others but it is the conclusions reached afterwards by the little girl that are astonishing, in the most part (I certainly did not agree with many of her pronouncements). The writing is well paced and characters do come alive within their own individual stories. There is a creeping sense of unease generated through the multiple threads but nothing that really keeps you awake or gets the heart pounding. It is a fairly sound tale bu5t not one that makes me want to really reach for any further books by the author.
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FroggyBella More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't what I expected based on the description, but I did like it. It was different and interesting. Some of the stories within the story were better than others and some of them were a little strange. I was hoping the ending might go in a different direction, but overall an entertaining read.