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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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V for Vendetta

Surprisingly good, and surprisingly close to the graphic novel. There are a few significant changes, but I don’t see nearly enough reason for Alan Moore to take his name off. This still feels very much like his baby. I don’t think it’s nearly as naive, muddled, or pretentious as some people seem to think.

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  1. Jordan Hoffman

     /  March 18, 2006

    My other source on this was a thumbs down. I look forward to seeing it for myself.

  2. jurgen

     /  March 18, 2006

    What did this mysterious source not like? In a way, I thought this was better than the comic book–or maybe it took me a second go around to digest the story properly, hard to say. With every thing of his I read, my appreciation for Alan Moore deepens–although “Watchmen” is probably still my fave.

  3. jurgen

     /  March 18, 2006

    Actually, I take that back. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Promethea are every bit as good. I haven’t read From Hell. Tom Strong is great fun, Top Ten is amazing–V might actually be the one I was least impressed with. The piece in the Sunday Times about him was very interesting, too. The guy’s pretty far out there.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/movies/12itzk.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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