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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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Kino Review at The Rumpus

Just in time for its one-year anniversary, Anna March reviewed Kino for The Rumpus: For that whole year, I’ve been watching Kino on the hectic movie screen in my mind. I imagine it will always flicker there, for this exquisitely constructed novel endures… Read it. Read Anna’s review.

Kino in the LA Review

  The Fall 2012 issue of Los Angeles Review featured a review of Kino by Joe Ponepinto: The pleasure of reading the work of an author who is completely immersed in the time and place of his fictional world is, unfortunately, rare. The chapters in Kino drawn from the title character’s journal are an example of writing that thrills […]

Review and Interview with Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen (Conversations with S. Teri O’Type) interviewed me for I Must Be Off! about being an expat, the speculative elements of Kino, white slavery, cyanide, and my time at Mississippi College. You can read the interview here. Christopher also reviewed Kino for the Fictionaut blog. From the review: Kino is, however, much more than an action-packed mystery page-turner. At its […]

KINO Reviews at decomP and Small Press Reviews

Kino received two kind new notices, from Marc Schuster at Small Press Reviews and Spencer Drew at decomP magazine. To wit: In Kino, his spectacular debut novel, Jurgen Fauth offers a thrillingly intelligent examination of the artist’s potential to reshape reality.  ..it’s Fauth’s fondness for play that makes the novel such a joy to read. Part Da Vinci Code and part The Crying […]

KINO Review at So Much So Many So Few

So Much So Many So Few, a blog dedicated to the literature of World War II, reviews Kino. Snappy… The depiction of the German film industry in the 30’s, told through Kino’s diary with appearances by Fritz Lang, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and the rest of the gang, will delight any student of film history or classic […]

New Reviews from Necessary Fiction and DBC|Reads

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 […]

Kino at MUBI Notebook

  David Hudson writes about Kino for his Daily column at the Notebook, “a digital magazine of international cinema and film culture” hosted by streaming movie service MUBI: I had a damn good time reading Kino. The outlandish storyline is matched by outlandish ideas, among them the suggestion that cinema harbors borderline supernatural powers. Read the article - […]

Two More Reviews: Popcorn Reads and Forever Overhead

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 […]

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