"Nothing happens the entire book. Chapter after chapter of mundane scribbling. Unbelievable characters and obscure references. Half the time I don't know or care what's happening because the plot isn't going to develop anytime soon. Then again that..."
"That review from publisher's weekly is extremely harsh. It's a two hundred page comic romp that can be read casually but also has Kotzwinkle's depth of imagination and fantasy. Let's see who else has such a unique voice? Don DeLillo's Running Dog?..."
"Set in Mexico on the eve of WWII, the story tells of a man in extremis, an alcoholic consul bursting with regret, longing, resentment and remorse, whose climactic moment rapidly approaches ..."--Editorial review from www.amazon.com.