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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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Research Notes at Necessary Fiction

Webjournal Necessary Fiction asked Jürgen for “research notes” for the writing of Kino. Jürgen writes:

I quickly realized that research was both a blessing and a trap: unlike an academic paper, a novel shouldn’t show off the amount of work that went into it. You want just enough verisimilitude to let readers know they’re in good hands, without constantly reminding them that much of what you’re offering is second-hand knowledge — that you’ve never actually lived in Weimar Berlin, that you weren’t there when Fritz Lang filmed Die Nibelungen, that you’ve never danced at the Kleist Casino either, that the book is made up. It’s a fine line.

You can read the post, complete with a bibliography for Kino, at Necessary Fiction.

 

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