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Galveston
Galveston: A Novel | Nic Pizzolatto
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After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Roy Cady kills the men hired by his loan shark boss to kill him, and flees to Galveston, Texas, with a prostitute and her young sister, where they face more problems.
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onebigshoe
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I enjoyed the first season of True Detective, so I thought I might enjoy the showrunner‘s noir that he wrote in advance of the HBO series. This is really really strong, bleak piece of hard boiled literature. Hope Nic doesn‘t abandon the form in favor of Hollywood.

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Olivia306
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As a fan of “True Detective”, I jumped at the opportunity to read this, but honestly, I wasn‘t impressed. The structure of the book actually falls flat, the suspense of the plot unraveling too early. While I did appreciate the anti-hero approach, the dark lives of the marginalised and the sheer cruel indifference of society as a whole, there are parts that made me feel like the author was trying too hard to create that gritty world. 📚

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bunneeboy
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Gritty, dark and engrossing. Don‘t care for the weather? Sit for awhile...

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kovacs_heni
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hcolyn
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I wasn‘t familiar with Pizzolatto until I watched the best television of all time, True Detective season 1. Multiple times. Galveston wasn‘t TD, but I still loved it. The pacing felt slow but deliberate - if it wasn‘t, the structure probably would‘ve fallen flat and a lot of the nuance lost. I loved the fact that Roy, from the looks of it your typical anti-hero, performs his biggest act of heroism in one of the most unexpected but impressive ways.

Jaywigley I never really connected with the protagonist but I was surprised to do so by the end--I really cared about his story and his life and how everything would turn out. Yes, not quite True Detective but so many similar themes. 3y
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Stephanie-Anne
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Every summer we visit Galveston Island, and one of my favorite stops is this indie bookstore -- new and used books, vinyl and a shop cat 😺! They have the best selection of local interest books and the knowledgeable staff always guide me to a winner: Galveston by Nick Pizzolatto (writer of True Detective TV series) was my choice last year 🤘🏻. ☀️🌊🌊🌊😎

JordanGraft Sounds like the perfect place! 3y
Zelma Adding it to my list of bookstores to visit. 😻 3y
Suzze My niece just bought a house in Galveston. I'll be sure to stop in here when I get down there. 3y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Used to go to Galveston a lot when I was a kid ❤️ 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 We haven't been to Galveston in years. We head to the mountains, but I'll remember this bookstore. Thanks!! 3y
kellygeorge Next time you're there, be sure to go by The Kitchen Chick - it's the cutest kitchen shop you've ever seen! 3y
Sasha728 I love when bookstores have shop cats. So cool!! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @kellygeorge 😺 I'll remember that for next time! 3y
ApoptyGina69 I flew through Houston on my way to Mexico and I sang the whole Galveston song to my sis. Never been there, but read and loved Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson about the flood in 1900. One of these days I'll feel the sea winds blowin'! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 @Stephanie-Anne Yes, I'm from Texas. Austin area. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @kaysreadinglife I love Austin so much! I'm in New Braunfels 😸 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Stephanie-Anne I grew up in Kingwood, about 20 miles or so north of Houston 3y
Suzze @Stephanie-Anne . I'm in Michigan, but my son his wife and kids, my niece and my son's aunt and uncle live in Richmond, Galveston and Missouri City. 3y
Zelma Nearby. I'm in south Louisiana. 3y
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HardcoverHearts
Galveston: A Novel | Nic Pizzolatto
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HELP LITSY READERS!! My husband is finally becoming a reader after 15 years of being together. He really liked this one because of the movie-like quality of the writing, the darkish story, and the pace. He has also enjoyed Dan Brown and the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. Suggestions for me?

BookishFeminist Vince Flynn for political thrillers 👍🏼 Also not sure if he's a science guy, but The Martian is really well paced like a movie, super funny, & hard not to love. 4y
GuiltyFeat George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Walter Mosley and, of course, James Ellroy. 4y
Notafraidofwords Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan was good! 4y
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prowlix Tana French had some good mysteries that take place in Ireland. And I like Michael Crichton has good science thrillers. This is my dads genre and these are his favorites! And second the Martian recommendation! 4y
jeff @Bookdumpling Andrea, any ideas? 4y
Read-eat-travel-repeat The Sigma series by James Rollins -historical or scientific elements like Silva, lots of action like Brown! 4y
HardcoverHearts You guys are the best!! Solid lists. I admit to going blank in the moment. Luckily, I had set him up with some wish lists on overdrive and on his own he grabbed The Whites by Richard Ford. I am sitting on the edge of my seat, trying not to stare at him while he reads, waiting for the approval. 😂 4y
HardcoverHearts @BookishFeminist - I have never read any so this is a great tip! And we watched The Martian so he won't go back and read it. 4y
HardcoverHearts @GuiltyFeat : serious great list! Thank you 4y
HardcoverHearts @Notafraidofwords : I'll add it to his list!! Thanks. 4y
HardcoverHearts @prowlix : how could I forget Tana French?! You are right! And great idea about the Michael Crichton books. I'll set him up for those. Thank you! 4y
HardcoverHearts @Read-eat-travel-repeat : I have never heard of those. Great suggestion! Thank you. 4y
HollyQ Try the Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. Well-written and tense. Also has that movie-like quality which makes it a great read. Jurassic Park by the same author is also really fun to read. 4y
HardcoverHearts @HollyQ - those are also great suggestions! Thank you. 4y
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Gdcamp2hd
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Great book.

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MLRio
Galveston: A Novel | Nic Pizzolatto

The door was closed, so I sat on a stool and ordered a beer. Then I remembered I was dying and changed the order to a Johnnie Walker Blue.

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MLRio
Galveston: A Novel | Nic Pizzolatto
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Great read for anyone who's suffering True Detective withdrawal, who likes a whip-smart crime story, or who jus appreciates damn good narrative prose.