PublishedMay 2009 by Bloomsbury US
Methland by Nick Reding is by far the most mind blowing, well-written and gripping book I have read in 2009.
No aspect of the methamphetamine epidemic is left unexamined – the reader is taken to the living room of a disfigured addict, the strongholds of wealthy traffickers and the office of a doctor unable to heal his broken town.
Reding then steps back to show the role of Big Pharma/illegal immigration/centralized food production in allowing this all-American drug to take desperate hold on the Midwest.
The intensity of Methland’s desire for truth and healing makes for reading that is ultimately (and oddly) joyful.
About Bronwyn Kienapple
When she’s not blogging, she’s working in the publishing industry and when she’s not working with books or blogging about them, she’s reading them.
Now that December is here, she’s buying them. That’s right, people. Santa’s got a sack of paper for you this year.