Tommy Pic a screenwriter, with one success under his belt, a low budget horror flick despite other better written screenplays he has written. He wakes up in a mental institution after a failed attempt to commit suicide, a failed attempt at Hara-Kari surrounded by real and imaginary people.
He lives in his mother's basement, where he's writing a new screenplay called "What Makes You Die" which he can't remember writing. His publisher seems interested and wants more from him.
But he's depressed, an alcoholic, he hallucinates and struggles to write and has a relationship with a younger girl which spurs his creative juices. An imaginary witch, from childhood past. He's obviously mentally on the brink of another breakdown.
It's hard to categorize this book, is it horror, mystery, a crime story. Any which way, it's black.
I enjoyed this crazy ride. I'd give it 5 stars. ***** and highly recommend it.
Like most of the books I read, this one came from the Surrey Public Library. On the shelf Books We Liked
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