I should also add that Kevin Thomas, the artist who made this comic-style review of TBR at The Rumpus, is the first person to successfully solve the puzzle in the middle of the novel. He wrote to Ben two weeks ago with the solution. He got it! I will eventually write something about the puzzle, what it was like to make it with my friend Sandor Weisz, and how it all works. I’ll let it sit for now, though, in case anyone else is trying to crack the code.
Thanks to Kevin for this amazing comics version of the book. Love it.