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Too many cars and not enough space equals gridlock.

Gridlock is when a city dies.

Killed in the name of freedom. Killed in the name of oil and steel. Choked on carbon monoxide and strangled with a pair of fluffy dice.

How did it come to this? How did the ultimate freedom machine end up paralysing us all? How did we end up driving to our own funeral, in somebody else's gravy train?

Deborah and Geoffrey know, but they have transport problems of their own, and anyway, whoever it was that murdered the city can just as easily murder them.

Reviews

'Important, topical and politically resonant'

Guardian

'Combines passionate espousal of a cause with the machine-gun narration of a stand-up comic, peppered with good jokes and with the energetically managed, funny and violent action of a manic strip cartoon'

Evening Standard

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  • EBook

    9781407040929

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    448 pages

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  • Gridlock
    Ben Elton

    Paperback

    9780552773560

    January 2, 2006

    Black Swan

    448 pages

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