Fiend by Peter Stenson
A Novel

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A crisply written, grisly mashup tailor-made for black comedy junkies.


There’s more than one kind of monster.

   When Chase first sees the little girl in umbrella socks disemboweling the Rottweiler, he's not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he’s no stranger to such horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations.  
   But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived. And with Chase’s life already shattered by addiction, the apocalypse might actually be an opportunity—a last chance to hit restart, win back the love of his life, and become the person he once dreamed of being. 
   That is, if the darkness inside him doesn't destroy everything—again.


About Peter Stenson

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PETER STENSON received his MFA from Colorado State University in 2012. He is a recovering methamphetamine addict and has been clean for 15 years.
Published July 9, 2013 by Crown. 306 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 05 2013

A crisply written, grisly mashup tailor-made for black comedy junkies.

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Reviewed by Allen Adams on Jul 10 2013

If Irvine Welsh and George Romero were to co-write a novel, the end result would be something very much like “Fiend.”

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