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I need to start this review with saying this book did not work for me at all. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for you, I see a wide mix of reviews on here so please look around or even try this one to get your own opinion. I felt like the “A Rollicking Literary Murder Mystery” was misleading. There was a mystery, I was never invested in solving it, but it was there. I didn’t find anything in this story to be funny or “rollicking.” I recognized attempts at humor and thought they would be best appreciated by middle school aged boys. My style of humor is not this books, that could be different for others, but I need more to humor than the bizarre and mentions of sexual things. I also thought the author’s beginning note was misleading. He claims you don’t need to know anything about William Blake, but so much of the book ties to his history (of which I know very little) including the bizarre and silly names. Normally I try to find positives about any book, but this book I couldn’t even fully read, I started to skim about 40% in and then read the final reveals to see if it got better. It did not get better. I didn’t care about the characters, I found the philosophical tie-ins to be juvenile and like the author was trying hard to make a silly book deep.