Popcorn Reads, a site devoted to “books that entertain you,” writes:
Jurgen Fauth took on a very complex project with his debut novel and it works amazingly well.
And Forever Overhead, a book blog named for a David Foster Wallace story, says:
Kino is a strange mish-mash of genres. It’s a mysterious thriller that includes a family history, a “coming to America” story and a hint of magical realism. On top of all that, it’s funny too. I loved the structure of novel and how each character holds a piece of the story that expands on and sometimes revises an aspect of that story. But for all the adventure in Kino, I think the story really serves as a method to talk about film as art, how art affects culture and society and the responsibility of the artist in the face of social and political change.