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''Jurgen 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, author of Kapitoil
''A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jurgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination.'' ---- Owen King, author of Reenactment
''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 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
''This is an elegant book, wrapping the core of a thriller in ideas that play with literary and semiotic conventions...Jurgen Fauth has a confident touch and is worth watching in the future.'' -- David Marshall, Thinking About Books
''Movie nuts, arise! A happy and felicitous debut.'' -- Terese Svoboda, author of Bohemian Girl
''While art may cause mental anguish and distress, ultimately it brings to light the true nature of our existence. That is the brilliance of art, and that is the brilliance of Kino.'' -- Trip Starkey, The Literary Man
''Part historical fiction, part page-turning thriller, Kino is a well-told tale written by someone who exudes confidence on every page. Readers are in good hands with Fauth as he masters his realm, creating a world that is wholly his own yet accurate of a past era. His examination of both art's role in society and the portraits of 1920s Germany is worth the read alone.'' --Patrick Trotti, jmww
Real life personalities like Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, GW Pabst and Peter Lorre appear.
Kino has a strong and interesting main character--Mina--who drives the story or finds herself driven by a series of somewhat absurd events and circumstances.
Liked the pace, the intrigue, mixed well heroic sentiment and anti-heroic behavior, the mystical and hard boiled realism.
Good book. Lost of fun to read. Liked the pace, the intrigue, mixed well heroic sentiment and anti-heroic behavior, the mystical and hard boiled realism. Likes all of it.Published on January 7, 2013 by MountainDog
If you love film history, you must read this book, the depictions of 1930s Berlin alone are worth buying the book for, but great social commentary on modern state of marriage, film... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by MonicaH
I found this novel to be filled with interesting facts. This is a very compelling and colorful period in history and the author is very well versed. Meticulously researched. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Sylvia J. Mett
Jurgen Fauth came up with a story, which not entirely unexplored, is unique in the authenticity of its setting in between-the-wars Berlin. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Horst Woyde
Kino has a strong and interesting main character--Mina--who drives the story or finds herself driven by a series of somewhat absurd events and circumstances. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by M. Johnson
I'm not exactly sure where to begin. This book is incredibly fresh and exciting, yet nostalgic and wise. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by M. GERARD
Kino by Jurgen Fauth is an interesting genre mix. It combines a contemporary thriller with historical fiction about the golden age of German filmmaking and, as odd as that may... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by PopcornReads