Robert Lamb

Robert Lamb, a former adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, is the author of four novels, has published poetry in The Georgia Review, and has short stories that have appeared in various magazines. One of his stories (“R.I.P.”) was a winner in the 2009 SC Fiction Project.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Lamb spent 20 years in journalism, last at The Atlanta Constitution and then moved to academia. At Carolina, he taught writing and American literature in the English Department, and writing in the School of Journalism and in the South Carolina Honors College. He has published freelance articles and reviews in magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. He now lives in Pawleys Island, S.C.

Book Reviews by Robert Lamb

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This is a handy little book for anybody interested in political activism, and perhaps even essential for someone trying alone to navigate the endless corridors of federal bureaucracy.

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The biggest problem with Josefine Klougart’s One of Us Is Sleeping is that the one asleep is probably the reader.  

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What a shame that the era of the Western movie headed long ago for the last roundup. This novel is perfect for adaptation to that great American genre—and given the chance just might revive it.

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Muse adds still another gold star to Jonathan Galassi’s literary report card.”

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If you like modern poetry, or simply a good biography, Young Eliot is the book for you.”

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The Resistance Man is a charming tale of French provincial life seen through the eyes of a likable and very human policeman.”

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Sunland is a flawed but auspicious debut.”

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“Ms. Serber plays it too safely, hugging the shore, refusing to launch boldly out to sea.”

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“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt tr

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“Whatever Willa Cather was, ‘brilliant writer’ would head the list for most admirers of the literary novel. . . .

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“From page 90 on, the plot of Headhunters is so convoluted (and unbelievable) that the publisher ought to give merit badges to readers who were able to follow it. . . .

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Readers of crime novels will soon be targeted by Alfred A. Knopf’s media blitz for this author and novel. The campaign by this august publisher of fiction would have you believe that Mr.

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Quick now: What exactly is civilization?

If you find yourself hard pressed to define it, though certain that somehow you know full well what it is, boy oh boy, is this the book for you!

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This is a very interesting book, albeit with a misleading title. Perhaps the title was a ploy to attract readers of popular science, when in fact this is a book for readers of serious science.