taralovesbooks’ #CBR4 Review #39: Methland by Nick Reding
Cannonball Read IV: Book #39/52
I grew up in a super small town out in the country where currently a meth lab is busted approximately every few weeks. It’s sad. I knew people who did meth and I knew people who sold meth. According to this book, when I was in high school was the beginning of the meth epidemic across small town America. It seems to have gotten much worse since I left my hometown eight years ago.
Methland follows the meth problem in the small town of Oelwein, Iowa. Reding paints a bleak picture of this town during the downturn in the economy: drug use is on the rise and employment opportunities continue to diminish. The town is literally on the verge of collapse.