Cyborg experience

I just put Bill Sienkiewicz’ cyborgian Stray Toasters to bed. I think Sienkiewicz’ artwork is just fantastic (Bill Kluba would love it, I think) and that the graphic work, which combines all classes of media a la Rauschenberg, into the narrative, holds the story of ST together (but just barely). But I also thought that overall the work was psychologically overwrought: a little too much pathos. The novel ends, and when it did I felt a little disinterested in the resolution and in the characters. I’m wondering if others have experienced this work?