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Steve AmickOn its surface, Jim Lehrer's 17th novel is a nutty, likable romp, but it quickly takes on a deeper resonance that is certain to please readers as much as the wacky premise does…Normally, with a story such as this, plotted out the way it is here, it would be easy to expect nothing more substantive than a certain level of camp and caricature, but Lehrer gives us much more. His deft attention to details creates such a clear view into Otis's perspective that Eureka is not only believable but often quite moving…Perhaps none of this would be nearly as funny if Lehrer didn't do such a fine job of putting us firmly and believably in the shoes of mixed-up Otis Halstead. To pull that off and make us hold our sides—that's tougher than pulling an Evel Knievel jump on a vintage Cushman scooter.
—The Washington Post