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.