Book Review: “Cold Storage” by David Koepp

cold storageOne night at a self-storage facility built into a mountain in the midwest, 2 security guards hear a strange beeping sound coming from an unknown source. Their investigation leads them to discover that the facility had once been a military site with a secret sub-basement far beneath what they believed to be the lowest level. As it turns out, decades earlier, a sample of a deadly fungus had been buried away down there, and it is now beginning to find its way out. It infects any living creature it comes in contact with, and quickly takes over their bodies, turning them into vessels with which it can further propagate itself. The guards manage to get into contact with one of the team who had previously encountered the specimen and together they must work to prevent it from spreading beyond their facility. Written by David Koepp, who is best known for writing the screenplays of Summer blockbuster fare like Jurassic Park and Spider-Man, this novel could easily be imagined as a popcorn movie. It moves at a brisk pace, mixes humor and thrills, and features characters who are only just barely developed enough to keep you invested in their fates. Also, like those kinds of movies, there are a number of plot developments that feel just a touch too convenient. That being said, it’s a fun ride, and as long as you don’t think about what’s going on too much, it’s easy to enjoy. And it might inspire you to get started on your Spring cleaning… ★★★ – Sean Farrell

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