Sweetness #9 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,… Sweetness #9 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,… 2014-08-19 Fiction Little, Brown and Company
Book Review

Sweetness #9 (2014)

SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark
SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 19, 2014; Writer: Stephan Eirik Clark; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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-

Originally posted Aug 13, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
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