The Steve Buscemi characterization of Nucky Thompson in the HBO show
Boardwalk Empire is a lesser man than his print counterpart, Nucky
"Johnson" in the pages of the novel, "Low Light
." Both characters are
ambitious, shrewd, and when it suits their purpose, either magnanimous
or mean. But readers of Low Light get an entirely different picture than
viewers of the TV show.
1. The medium vs. the message. Prose