Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Robert Olmstead

Reviews

Wednesday, May 15 2013

Robert Olmstead's Korean War Novel, 'The Coldest Night', Succeeds on Many Levels

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

'Far Bright Star' Is a Hell of a Story By a Writer At the Top of His Game

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


Thursday, May 1 2008

Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

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.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.