"In intricately wrought novellas, John Zeugner gives us characters who we're glad we're not, but whom we love to watch be put through their paces. Like Frank, the tennis player, they achieve their petty victories. Like Seaman Spradlin, they are inadequate when faced with moral dilemmas. Like Claudio/Hugh, they are vain puffs, more interested in self-gratification than in the higher causes they pretend to espouse. No alignment with club or country, on any level, can fully redeem them."
--Lee Fontanella, 2009 Andrew Carnegie Centenary Professor for Scotland, Scotland, UK