PopMythology wrote a very nice review of Seth Kushner’s SCHMUCK.
“The stories in Schmuck were written before Seth Kushner was diagnosed with leukemia in April of 2014 so there is nothing in semi-fictional protagonist Adam Kessler’s world, neither at its center nor on its periphery, to suggest that his future struggles would involve anything other than the perennial dilemma of how to get laid. You might think that knowledge of Kushner’s untimely passing might diminish the perceived importance of Kessler’s personal dramas, but on the contrary it renders them all the more poignant. In the face of Kessler’s clumsy, inept attempts to connect with another human being we see how one of the biggest driving forces of human behavior is, as ever, the need to love and be loved deeply, and how it is our bewilderment over both that causes so much of our suffering. Fortunately for Seth Kushner, he was deeply loved.”
You can read the entire review here: http://www.popmythology.com/seth-kushner-schmuck-review/
(artwork excerpt from SCHMUCK by Noah Van Sciver)