I'm pretty sure he did not write it on a meth binge.
But yeah, the first book i read by him, and it's great.
The whole thing sort of just floats by, and you reach the end and realise what a fucked up situation these people are in.
It's fucking bleak as anything ive ever read.
The ambivalence of all character to the plight of others is striking but the book almost lulls you into accepting this without question.
Well written, and definitely warrants a re read if you're that way inclined.