Fiend is the perfect fix if you're in withdrawal of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, pun intended.
The writing is incredibly enticing too. Stenson, a recovering addict himself, is able to capture the persona of a meth user perfectly in Chase. Stenson delivers copious amounts of nitty, gritty, offensive and intense descriptions and imagery.
You will have a love/hate relationship with Chase. You'll be rooting for him, while despising him at the same time.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and hope Stenson writes more books like this. The cover is what initially drew me in too :)
What I didn't: There were only a few things I didn't care for in this book. One being, there are no quotation marks to represent speech. It definitely took a little time to get used to this method of writing.
Also, at times, it seemed the characters got a little too lucky during dire situations, even with suspending belief. I'm not sure a group of drug addicts would be able to carry out some of the tasks completed in the story.
Lastly, one minor touch I noticed was Stenson often referred to the zombies as, "the walking dead." I wish he could have used different terminology to differentiate himself from the hit AMC television show.
Other than those minor issues, Fiend was a great read and I highly recommend it!!