I cannot begin to express how fantastic this book is, especially for anyone who has ever experienced a car accident. It sends across a clear message of how we as a civilization have become selectively blind about cars and how dangerous they can be. Cars are advertised as luxury vehicles, as symbols of freedom or social status, but few people think of them as large pieces of machinery that can cause serious harm and/or death. The comic book format helps the quick pace of the book, but the simplicity of the drawings is what makes the book readable the whole way through. Extremely graphic drawings would definitely distract from the message, as they would contain realistic bloody carnage, and would only make me want to put the book down. The drawings give the reader a sense of isolation and emptiness. The author does not include any drawings of humans, as they would allow the reader to detach himself from the book and ignore the truth.
The writing is fresh, witty, and accessible. The author does a good job of representing the points-of-view of the driver and the pedestrian. He allows us to see into the psychology of most drivers and how this reasoning leads to unfortunate, but preventable, accidents.