In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic.
Peter Kurth, Salon.com
Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love.
Thomas McGonigle, The Washington Post Book World
Ambitious and compelling ... a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching.
John Hartl, The Seattle Times
In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable.
Laura Demanski, The Baltimore Sun