Sweetness #9: A Novel
Publish date: August 12th 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Wow, this one hit home. And I’m not sure if it’s because I’m from New Jersey, my sister is a scientist, or I am a fan of Splenda, but any combination of those things would have piqued my interest in this book. I wasn’t so sure about the New Jersey thing. Partway through the book I convinced myself...
I've long touted that artificial sweeteners are poison. Here's a novel that takes that basic premise, brings it into the world of fiction, and watches to see what happens when one of those sweeteners is found to be a real problem. Read my review of this excellent debut novel here https://tcl-bookrev...
Here’s what I love about SWEETNESS #9: introducing me to Stephan Eirik Clark. His storytelling has a special flavor (sorry about that pun) that is fascinating and stands on its own. As the story progressed over decades of time, I felt the characters change. I wasn’t just a witness, but I could sympa...
It is a truth universally acknowledged—at least it should be—that the Western diet is crap. So it's ironic that I read Stephan Eirik Clark's Sweetness #9 just a month after reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. The book is a fictional memoir of a flavorist who did some of the original testin...