Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5234-9 $49.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
It's 1961 in Greenwich Village. A DIET OF TREACLE chronicles the beat lifestyle of three lost souls: Shank, the pot seller; Joe, the mixed-up war vet, and Anita, the college dropout. The complication they don't need is murder. But, in a flash, there it is. It's tough for listeners to embrace any of these characters. Only listeners who were adults in 1961 will grasp the reality of this story. Narrator Christian Conn almost saves the day. As his outstanding presentation captures the essence of these characters, his clear, crisp delivery provides a unique identity for each. Still, this painful study of human nature may not be for everyone. The story is tough to follow unless you lived in the time period. T.J.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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