At Necessary Fiction, Michelle Bailat-Jones writes:
Kino is a messy, wonderful, loopy romp of a novel. Written in an easy style conducive to breakneck reading and filled with cinematographic trivia, falsified histories, real histories, political criticism, romance, car chases, airport bomb threats, copious amounts of narcotic substances and a 92-year-old foul-mouthed ex-starlet. And that covers just about the half of it.
And at DBC|Reads (“Because there aren’t enough book blogs”), Marnie Shure says:
A completely unpretentious period piece… an adventure steeped in the tragic details of the postwar world, but still a book that somehow manages an overall funness.