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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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More book bloggers are professing their love for Kino. “This book is incredibly fresh and exciting, yet nostalgic and wise,” writes Meaghan Walsh Gerard, and concludes:

This book is fantastic.  Read it.  It’s enjoyable on every level.  It moves quickly.  There is history, adventure, mystery, danger, love, and humor.  And like the films that have affected us all, Kino is a story that will stay with you.

Meanwhile, at booksexyreview.com, Tara Olmsted writes:

DAMN! what’s not to love?! …  Yeah, Fauth has written a novel crowded with ideas. Kino challenged me all the way to its final, fabulous last sentence.  It is absolutely flawless.

At BookRiot, the Well-Readheads Rebecca Joines Schinsky and Liberty Hardy discuss debut novels, and Liberty says:

 Kino by Jurgen Fauth will knock you on your ass, especially if you’re a film buff.

Finally, the Caustic Cover Critic praises Jamie Keenan’s design and calls Kino “a clever and sarcastic literary thriller about an American woman investigating her family’s cinematic legacy.”


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