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Five Books To Read If You Are Waiting For TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2

True Detective is an American crime drama television series that astonished most of us with its ‘cult-y’ and not so pessimistic first season,  created and written by author Nic Pizzolatto. The cast for the season was good, the cast for the season two sounds good too. Well, the season two’s starting date is announced: 21st of June, this year.  Yet there’s a lot of time remaining, almost two months. 21 June is quite far.

I am representing a book list that might interest you and to keep yourself utilise till then.

Published in 1895, collection of short stories by Robert Chambers that became a bestseller on Amazon last year. Why? It is the only literary reference used in True Detective till date. I am waiting for what season two might reveal. This cult classic of supernatural horror is the source of the cult references on the show.

Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. A married couple who takes vacations to murder hitchhikers. A preacher who eats spiders. It’s an another example of Southern American grotesque style.

This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago. n this work Cioran writes about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, about mystics, apostles, philosophers. For those to whom the very word philosophy brings visions of arduous reading, be assured: Cioran is crystal-clear, his style quotable and aphoristic. His aphorisms are what anyone fascinated by Rusty Cohle will like to take a look.

From sadistic bosses with secret fears to a woman trapped in a mime’s imaginary box, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitist of the dead, the mind-bending world of Brian Evenson, exposes his brutal collection of psychological horror contained within our daily lives.

Last but not the least, it’s the creator of the series. Galveston is an equally gleaming dark thriller, rich with Southern atmosphere and glimpses of the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy.


14 thoughts on “Five Books To Read If You Are Waiting For TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2”

  1. Woo-hoo, “The King in Yellow”–one of my all-time favorites!
    Chambers was one of the most prolific and successful writers in America, for his time; but except for “The King in Yellow,” virtually all the rest of his work has been forgotten. And for good cause, according to most of the critics.


    1. I don’t believe that forgetting someone’s works as Chambers is a good cause. Those critics are not right here. I think a book should be judge by the book only, not the other books, and definitely not by the person who wrote it.


      1. The trick is to find some book by Chambers, other than “The King in Yellow.” I don’t think it can be done. He had many, many titles published, and earned a great deal of money; but public tastes and fashions changed, and his tales of shop-girls making good just lost their audience.

        It would be interesting to read one of RWC’s forgotten novels–but where would you get one?


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