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My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars

Publisher - Galbraith Literary Inc
Genre - Fiction
Publishing year - 2022
Language - English
ISBN - 978-1-7377744-1-9
Pages - 562

Who Killed Jerusalem by George Albert Brown

Book Review - 

Who Killed Jerusalem by George Albert Brown is a captivating and thrilling novel that takes readers through the streets of San Francisco during the 1970s. The book is a murder mystery that blends the ideas and characters of the famous poet and artist William Blake with a modern-day crime story.

The main character, life insurance claim adjuster, Ded, is tasked with solving the murder of a well-known poet Ickey Jerusalem. The victim's body was found in the airplane's toilet, and the gate was locked from the inside. So, was it a murder or a suicide? 

Ickey Jerusalem was traveling with his companions, and they all were under suspicion, which led Ded to thought-provoking and bizarre ideas about life and the world. The author brings the characters and themes of Blake's work to life in a contemporary setting, making the book an enjoyable read for the fans of Blake's work.

Another highlight of the book is the characters. They all were complex and unconventional. The whole plot revolves around finding the murderer, but a big chunk of the story is based on unorthodox practices and their implications. 

One thing that surprised me is how much Ickey Jerusalem and William Blake have in common. However, the author mentioned in the book that Blake's personality and life story bear no relation to the personality and life story of the fictional Ickey Jerusalem. If you know about William Blake's life and characteristics then you will also notice their likeness. 

The book is well-written, and the pacing is perfect. There were just the right amount of twists and turns, in the end, to keep the reader engaged, but to reach there you need to read loads of offbeat philosophical discussions. 

In conclusion, it is a book that combines the best of two genres: the murder mystery and the literary novel. Although this book is not everyone's cup of tea, it undoubtedly is for the fans of William Blake, and to see his characters in a modern setting will be a unique experience. If you are also into literature with a fraction of mystery, then you can read this book too. 

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