A Novel
Pizzolatto, Nic (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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By Nic Pizzolatto, a dark and violent first novel set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston, Texas.
Authors: Pizzolatto, Nic, 1975-
Title: Galveston
a novel
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: 258 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nic Pizzolatto
ISBN: 9781439166642
Branch Call Number: FICTION PIZZOLATT 2010
Subject Headings: Galveston (Tex.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Noir fiction
LCCN: 2009042305
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Pizzolatto, the creator of HBO's "True Detective," publishes his first novel, a gritty, East Texas crime story taking place in 2008 during Hurricane Ike.

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After watching his screenplay
"The Detectives" on HBO I was ready for a good read, however, this turned out to be a very juvenile story.

Oct 07, 2013
  • Pisinga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After reading the first chapter, I thought I would start talking using a teen slang – putting the word "like" after every word. I also thought that the book is about the fight between gangs. But it was not. Yes, there are fights, but it's not the point. It turned out that the book is pretty good. And well written, conveying human emotions without unnecessary frills. Only the name of the novel "Galveston" could be different, because it sounds like "guide" for tourists. Although, in a way it is - Guide to Galveston, but not to its beaches and hotels for "golden" youngsters, but to the places that show the real side of life of many people, which sometimes bordering with “cloaca” of relations between persons. The novel leaves a strong impression, although heavy.

Aug 13, 2011
  • SlightlyMisanthropic rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent debut that brings to mind the best of Daniel Woodrell.


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Oct 07, 2013
  • Pisinga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You have to be very careful how you use your memories.”


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