Other Things You Should Read 2: The Ballad of a Slow Poisoner

Milford Mutterwurst is a lilting Victorian dandy whose elbows are flattening at an alarming rate. Goldfarb’s novella follows Mutterwurst and his companions across the ocean in a dirigible face.

Ballad of a Slow Poisoner is some of the best bedtime story material I have yet encountered in the Bizarro genre. I was a fan of Andrew Goldfarb before picking up the book, having been introduced to his music a few months ago, and had high expectations. The book did not disappoint, and is a perfect compliment to his music and the sweet, weird stories of The Slow Poisoners’ albums.

Goldfarb is truly a creative master, illustrating his little world and providing silly rhyming songs throughout the book. I highly recommend his music, his illustrations, and his writing.

Visit his website, and his comic site. Bask in the glory.


About pterodactylsamurai

Author of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010), Chiaroscuro (2009) and editor of Unicorn Knife Fight Webzine
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