Time Is A Flat Circle: True Detective & The Invisibles

~post by Joe T. 

“It’s the same old song, but with a different meaning.”– The Four Tops

                                                                   “It’s different every time.”– King Mob

It’s March and I’m watching and obsessing over the HBO series True Detective whilst attempting to reduce the most important books in my life down to five for inclusion in BookPeople’s official 100 Best Books list. Somehow, both these two circles overlap, forming a venn diagram with Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles in that place where those universes cross. For 20 years The Invisibles has been a secret handshake, a shibboleth, that has defined me and expanded my friendship circles. So, it was with great awe and recognition when I heard Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) tell the detectives interviewing him (and through them, the audience):

“It’s like, in this universe, we process time linearly. Forward. But outside of our space-time, from what would be…

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