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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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Weeds – Season 2

MILF weed, DEA husbands, lost toes, and Zooey Deschanel: the plotting on Weeds is outstanding. Season 1 ended with a revelation that opened all sorts of dramatic possibilities, but I was stunned by how quickly the show exploited them, topped them, or sidestepped expectations altogether. On some episodes, things happens so fast there’s a giddy joy to the whiplash turns and twists. Despite a strong undercurrent of absurdity, the show never swirls out of control because Mary Louise Parker gives it such a sweet-but-tough center. There might have been one or two dud episodes, but it’s entirely plausible that they were necessary to set up the finale’s wicked cliffhanger ending. Can’t wait for more.

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