An extended essay on David Milch’s 2004-2004 HBO series. Detailed examination of the TV series up to its early cancellation but before the 2019 TV movie conclusion), exploring characters, themes, and Milch’s approach as a showrunner.
LBC phone-in host O’Brien discusses a range of topics (Brexit, gay and trans rights, Islamophobia), drawing on his radio experiences and his developing political identity. Not quite the book I was expecting, but some interesting points raised about critical thinking in the modern era, in a light, accessible way.
Matthew Scudder comes out of retirement to help a friend of his partner’s. A lovely late novella-length addition to the long-running Scudder series, with meditations on love, sex, and getting old as well as a situation to resolve.