Sweetness #9, by Stephan Eirik ClarkRead about another entry on the list.
This book doesn’t contain the kind of humor that one would call “ha-ha” humor or “laugh out loud comedy.” It’s more funny in the existential meaning of the word, in that life is meaningless and absurd, and whether you try or don’t try, you’re ultimately doomed. LOL. Clark’s Sweetness #9 is about a very well-meaning guy who, decades ago, helped invent food additives and sweeteners that in the 1970s seemed like godsends but ultimately turned out to be at least mildly toxic. What transpires is a darkly comic novel about cosmic guilt.
Sweetness #9 is among Joel Cunningham's seven sharpest modern satires.
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