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.

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About pterodactylsamurai

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