Monday, August 10, 2015

"The light at the end of the tunnel is just the world on fire"

I was going to link to this article on Grantland because this thought about True Detective: Season Two...
Their union was really just another cosmic prank. They were all doomed, and in the end, the world — the desert, the forest, the ocean, the dark places underground — swallowed them back up. It was done with them, if it ever noticed them at all.
...sort of reminded me of this thought about American Tabloid:
They're three shady characters who think they can use violence, coercion and lies to manipulate the mafia, the CIA, the President, Cuba and the media itself. But at the end, Pete Bondurant, Ward Littell, and Kemper Boyd find they aren't nearly as powerful or as clever as they'd believed.
And given I'd already noted the obvious debt TD:S2 owes to James Ellroy, I found the parallels interesting. But then I read this sentence:
The light at the end of the tunnel is just the world on fire.
And I thought, that's why I'm linking to this article on Grantland. That sentence. That's enough.

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