True Detective: “where time is a flat circle”

By posted at 12:00 pm on February 22, 2014 1

In addition to its overt references to Robert Chambers’s The King in Yellow, HBO’s breakout hit, True Detective, seems also to draw from the work of a self-published poet named Dennis McHale. Or is it the other way around? (Bonus: Lincoln Michel drew up a reading list of southern gothic books similar in tone to the HBO series.)

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One Response to “True Detective: “where time is a flat circle””

  1. Sammy McNight
    at 10:36 am on March 7, 2014

    True Detective is riddled with poetic portent. The Yellow King so lends himself to stanza.

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