Its a clever book, at times wonderfully so (following a drowning the next chapter opens in a kitchen with a takeout sushi menu on the table), and at other times too much so. The narrator that often opens and closes each chapter ends up reminding me of the uber-annoying Grey's Anatomy/Real Housewives/ect narrator.
Some of the stories are too telegraphed (i.e. A story that begins with a trucker popping no-doze...hmm wonder how that's going to end) while others strike from out of the blue and lack reason but the ending is excellent, the transitions between each story are fun, the drawings are fresh and stylish (kind of a clean but dreamy water-color look) and the cover/chapter images are framed amazingly well and are often very memorable (like the one below that transitions from one chapter in the sea to another in the desert). This would be a nice one to own in hardcover as the Vertigo softcover is cheap and crappy (a common trait in Vertigo soft covers). In the end it feels more important and innovative than it actually is but its a solid read thats lovely to look at.