This book a perfect example of the potential graphic novels have to combine the earliest, most efficient form of storytelling with the specificity of language to convey information more clearly than either can on their own. It works on many levels and says a lot about human consciousness, failure, hate, addiction, insecurity and most other negative emotions and experiences, but at its core it’s a sci-fi/horror/noir about inner demons that manifest themselves as a toaster-headed, serial killing robot who is also a little kid who’s caught in a perverse degenerative cycle.
I can’t explain this book without writing another book. It’s something you have to experience. It’s simultaneously one of the most visceral and intelligent works of art I have had the pleasure of being made uncomfortable by. Read it.