“Shuster takes thrilling risks with his plotting and prose...and the sheer loveliness of some lines stopped me on the page.”

To Zenzi has such scope and heart, all set against this wonderful alternative history.”

​ “What a fantastic idea for a novel, and what a richly imagined world! Mr. Shuster is the kind of writer whose brain I want to crawl inside of and hang out in for awhile, just to see how it operates.”

“The Miser’s Dream reminded me of Woody Allen’s Small Time Crooks meets Motherless Brooklyn. Shuster captures the simultaneous humor and sadness of the life of the bumbler, the screw-up, the middle-aged desperate dope. He’s a smart and funny writer...”