When it premiered in 2014, the first season of HBO’s True Detective immediately became a pop-culture phenomenon. Created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the show reinvigorated the detective genre on television, infusing it with philosophy, metaphysics, and macabre mystery. With this unique mix of elements, True Detective is more than a crime drama – it’s an examination of the illusory nature of self, the corruption of society, the malleable nature of reality, and the meaning (or lack thereof) of life.
In Time is a Flat Circle, Melissa Milazzo examines cross-genre storytelling in the first season ofTrue Detective, while also exploring the season’s literary, cinematic, musical, and comic-book influences. It is a must-have for any True Detective fan.
The book runs 196 pages, includes a chapter by Adam and Mark Stewart, and sports a cover by Kevin Colden!
Time is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season One is available in print and on Kindle. (Just a reminder: you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle-formatted books; you can download a free Kindle reader for most computers, phones, and tablets.) Find out more on the book’s official page.