This is not easy stuff to write about and I doubt it has been done before in this setting. That is the really interesting aspect of [Kuiken’s] work: it takes . . . American [writing] into new territory. But it is not just the coalescence of setting and subject which is innovative, [he is] also being bold with language and symbolic structure.
– Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland
In common with all [of Kuiken’s] pieces . . . is an impressively controlled and atmospheric piece of writing and maintains a fine consistency of voice.
– Andrew Cowan, author of Pig
I cannot begin to express how much I adore J.S. Kuiken’s work. I have been a fan for some time, and there are many reasons why. The most important are the way he utilizes characterization and development. It feels organic and natural, breathing life into characters that feel like real people. When reading his work I find myself immersed in the environment, unable to stop reading.
– Alexx Aplin, a long time reader
It’s not often that I found a writer whose works I keep going back to read over and over again and J.S Kuiken is one of them. The way he weaves words into sentences and sentences into stories makes it hard to put them down. His writings are compelling yet so close to reality (reality that many other writers would not dare to touch) that you can’t help but feel for the characters and want to see where the plot is going to take them.
– Anda, a reader