BOOK REVIEW: Fiend by Peter Stinson

December 12, 2013

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I picked up this book based on the recommendation I would like it if I liked World War Z, which I LOVED.

Fiend is one of those books that will leave you wondering what the heck you just read. And that it was either really disturbing or really awesome. Or both.

Fiend is a zombie novel, but not like any other zombie novel you have ever read. One night everyone goes to bed, but no one wakes up. A couple days later, the healthy people reanimate.

Chase Daniels and his buddy Typewrite are just coming off a 3 day long meth binge and notice a little girl eating a rottweiler. What follows is a story that is a zombie apocalypse that is only survivable as long as you are spun out on meth. Maybe. In short, all of the human characters are meth addicts. And high. The entire story.

Chase Daniels is the ultimate antihero. He is a junkie who will do anything for his next fix. Anything. And yet you root for him.

The humor is darkly witty. There are also incredibly touching moments between the characters.

On one hand you have a pretty awesome zombie novel. On the other hand, you have a really incredible look into the mind of an addict. It is dark. Disturbing. Sad.

I read the entire book in 3 hours.

I will warn you that is you are offended by profanity, sex, drug use, bodily functions, nudity. Basically if you get offended, don’t read this.

3 Stars

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