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Sweetness #9

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SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark

Sweetness #9

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Stephan Eirik Clark
publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B-

Warning: The American flag may contain Red 40 and Blue 1. In Clark’s hit-and-miss satire, a chemist discovers that a popular sweetener may cause lethargy, obesity, ennui, and other afflictions. When his family starts exhibiting symptoms, he must decide whether their illnesses are related or just a by-product of American middle-class life. The commentary is as subtle as fake grape flavoring, but the subject matter won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. B-

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