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Galveston: A Novel (Anglais) Relié – 15 juin 2010

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"An often incandescent fever dream of low-rent, unbearable beauty.... Galveston, in its authenticity and fearless humanism, recalls only the finest examples of the form." - New York Times Book Review --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective, comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston.

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known “without affection” to members of the boss’s crew as “Big Country” on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl’s name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston’s country-western bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Any chance that they will find safety there is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with quite a story to tell, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down. Constructed with maximum tension and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly beautiful prose, Galveston announces the arrival of a major new literary talent. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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Nic Pizzolatto is the writer of the excellent USA TV series "True Detective". If you like that kind of tension, suspense, you will like this book. If you want to read rich and beautiful prose, you will like this book. As in "TD", there is a story unfolding that is often violent, often sordid, twisting, turning, back and forth in time, leaving the reader insecure, so always gripping.
A very rewarding read on many levels.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Watching a film while reading 3 février 2017
Par Gabrielle L Nuzzi - Publié sur
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I frequent east Texas and southwest Louisiana for work and loved the character and plot development for True Detective (S1). Naturally, when I saw he wrote a book called "Galveston" I had to read it. Never has anyone described that region of the country in a more perfect or accurate way. Nic is a very artistic writer. I felt as if I was watching a film while reading. This could easily be adapted to a screenplay.

It did take me awhile to read the book. While relatively short, it is SO detailed that I just took my time to make sure I drank it all in. I also feel that if the reader has never been to that region of the USA, part of the story gets lost. I personally love the descriptions of Sulphur and Orange, but if someone has no clue the culture or significance there, I could see where they might think "why on earth is he still talking about that"
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 True Galveston 12 juin 2015
Par Terrence Aybar - Publié sur
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Nic Pizzolato's "Galveston" reminds me very much of the works of Cormac McCarthy, James Ellroy and his own "True Detective" due to the general noir tone of it. It tells the gritty, sad tale of Roy Cady, a career bagman who finds himself on the wrong end of his employer over trivial matters and winds up on the run with a young girl and her younger sister. Pizzolato's writing is sparse yet detailed enough to say that I actually feel like I know exactly what the actual city of Galveston would be like now that I've read this book. Moments of it read like poetry and although it's a quick read and is over before you know it, it sticks with you long after you've read it. Crime novel enthusiasts would enjoy this book and fans of Pizzolato's wonderful HBO series "True Detective" would definitely find elements in this to love. It's dark and depressing stuff for sure but you can't help but fall in love with everyone you meet in this tragic story and you'll remember them fondly once you've finished reading it. Recommended.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Much like True Detective 19 juillet 2016
Par Meaghan Regan - Publié sur
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Much like True Detective, this book was initially enthralling and then quickly loses speed and ends on an entirely flat note. It was such a page turner, I could hardly put the book down while reading the first third of the book. Things slowed down in the second third, but it was still written in a way that kept my attention, as I understood he was giving us insight into the development of these characters in a pivotal time in their lives. The final third of the book was extremely dull and often left me feeling like I would get more only to be disappointed when the payoff never came. The ultimate showdown was a matter of 5 - 6 pages in total and did not go into nearly enough detail. Nic Pizzolatto has a tendency of losing steam in the worst places. I truly feel he would be a much better short story writer than a novelist.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 True Detective auteur tries his hand at Noir fiction 27 juin 2015
Par Steven Axelrod - Publié sur
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This novel, by True Detective showrunner Nic Pizzolatto, reveals many of the same qualities -- good and bad -- as his HBO series. Fascinating troubled characters, vivid action sequences, nihilistic philosophy, difficult compromised sexual relationships ... as well as an air of adolescent pretention, pose rather than posture -- and in the writing itself a rather hit-or-miss attempt at neo-Chandler image-making. Some of the metaphors work well ("You could broker your future here. Dump your memories into the white light of the gulf like leaves into a bonfire"). Others, not so much ("The clock's ticking sounded like a woman in heels, walking at a very slow and relentless pace across a marble floor."). On the whole, it's worth reading despite the grim story-line and acute authorial self-awareness. Bu not quite the masterpiece it seems to think it is.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Noir... 19 juin 2017
Par Mark West - Publié sur
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It's a first novel from the creator of "True Detective". It's a good noir that provides all the necessary aspects of noir. It just left me wishing for more. No offense to Mr. Pizzolatto, it has hints of a movie treatment. And truthfully, it probably would have made a better movie than novel. Nonetheless I think he is a talented guy with a great future and if you're a completest like me you will want to be read it. The story is a quick read.
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