Robert Olmstead
Reviews // 3 Articles

Robert Olmstead's Korean War Novel, 'The Coldest Night', Succeeds on Many Levels
15 May 2013 // 5:05 PM

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.

'Far Bright Star' Is a Hell of a Story By a Writer At the Top of His Game
19 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM

This is a terse, violent book wrung dry of all excess. It possesses a kind of stark, horrible beauty.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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