For self-storage operators who embrace the more macabre side of Halloween and like to spike their imaginations when it comes to inexplicable creeks and bumps heard in the night, horror-fiction novel “Self Storage” might be the perfect treat. Authored by Jay Bonansinga, this 213-page psychological thriller centers on Johnny Fitzgerald, a lonely, divorced graphic illustrator with a major heroin habit. When Johnny accidentally gets trapped inside a deserted self-storage facility with his 6-year-old son, he’s forced to face demons both real and imagined.
Bonansinga is best known for writing the official “The Walking Dead” novel series. “Self Storage” mixes the brutal surrealism of Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club” with the dark fantasy of Clive Barker. The tale is “a surreal nightmare that is part ‘The Shining,’ part ‘Naked Lunch,’ part ‘Lost Weekend,’ and part photo album of my own life,” according to Bonansinga, who’s also called it the most personal book he’s ever written.
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