On the sad memory of True Detective since the series is already ended (and I suggest to see it if you still did not) I opted for reading the novel by the series’ author, Nic Pizzolatto.
I must remind that this series is high level: two famous actors who performs greatly, an engaging plot built upon flashbacks and an awesome opening (an example in the image above); talking in general a video lets us enjoy something more elaborated than the text it comes from, reading the text we have the chance to picture it how we like.
This to say that maybe the screenplay of True Detective could have been a nice reading but nothing more, while looking at the series episodes there is always something that leaves us in wanting for more (but for example the actors are great, and this helps).
And this to say that Galveston is a forgettable reading, but maybe in another format it could improve.
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
Roy Cady is diagnosed a lung cancer that will leave him a few time to live, this news will soon get into perspective: Roy’s boss set him up and Roy will have to fight for his life.
He escapes with Rocky, a young whore he saved, and her sister Tiffany, towards Galveston, hoping to put off the scent and to survive.
In Galveston Roy will be emotionally divided by his past and some regrets and the need to think – and help – about the future of the two girls who travels with him.
The novel beginning and conclusion are fast paced and engaging, the central part instead is slower and not so good as the others.
* Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto ★★★☆☆
*I read this book in English