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Powerful first novel,
This review is from: Galveston (Paperback)
A small-time crook goes on the run from the mob in Louisiana, with a young woman and child in tow...
I decided to read Galveston because I gradually became hooked on the TV series True Detectives and noticed that Nic Pizzolatto had written this as well. I was not disappointed: Galveston is an accomplished thriller that does not read like a first novel at all. It shares with True Detectives an incredible feel for the American South, quirky characters and dialogue, shifting time-frames,sudden violence,and a dark sense of tragedy. It is also extremely well written.
This is highly recommended. Nic Pizzolatto is a talent to watch.