Wednesday, May 15 2013
With a reserved, laconic style that relies heavily on simple declarative sentences and striking imagery, Olmstead's voice is at times reminiscent of fellow superstar Cormac McCarthy, although somewhat less bleak.
Thursday, August 19 2010
This is a terse, violent book wrung dry of all excess. It possesses a kind of stark, horrible beauty.
Thursday, May 1 2008
Spare, poetic lines render ghostly a world where death is too commonplace to haunt, but too pervasive to ignore -- the story of a boy learning a man's lessons.