Books: Rock Candy

THE SWEETMEAT SAGA by C.F. Gravenson. 241 pages. Ouferbndge & Diensffrey. $6.95.

In much the way that fish cannot conceptualize water or birds the air, man barely understands his infosphere, that encircling layer of electronic and typographical smog composed of cliches from journalism, entertainment, advertising and government. Gravenson, a writer of TV commercials, undoubtedly has contributed more than his share of pollutant. But with a little help from his friends (he claims to have written his novel under the influence of marijuana), he seems to have hovered above the infosphere long enough for...

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