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A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky
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A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky is the story of M, a very old and very powerful magician, who has returned to New York City after some time away. Although he’d much rather spend his time getting drunk, getting high, and getting laid, he can’t avoid taking a subway train through hell, sidestepping into a […]

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky

The Builders by Daniel Polansky
4.5

“Is it true you killed High-Hand Lawrence and Hotpants the squirrel during the same card game?” Nothing from Cinnabar. No words, no change in his demeanor, no breathing, only the absolute stillness of which only a cold-blooded creature is capable. “I wonder if you’re as fast as they say,” Bessie Weasel chirruped, her hand slowly […]

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I Never Planned To Be A Novelist…

I Never Planned To Be A Novelist… 

I never planned on becoming a novelist, it’s just something I sort of fell into. I have no training as a creative writing and I had never tried my hand at fiction before the little bubble of the Warden’s voice sprung into my head early one morning while I was drinking my fourth cup of […]

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky

The Builders by Daniel Polansky
4.5

Daniel Polansky is an interesting guy. I say this having never met the man and reading exactly 50% of his published output. He reminds me of Warren Ellis (the writer, not the Bad Seed) and that is a good thing. He knows the value of what has come before, and can create something new out […]

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Daniel Polansky Interview

Daniel Polansky Interview 

With the publication of She Who Waits in 2013, Daniel Polansky completed one of the most captivating debut trilogies to come along in years. Equal parts fantasy, noir and revenge, the tale of The Warden and Low Town built to an astonishing crescendo that left readers and critics alike singing the author’s praises. Over the […]

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She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky
5

Welcome back to Low Town and the world of the Warden, a disgraced secret police enforcer turned drug dealer. It’s not a place for the faint-hearted but for anyone who likes things just a little on the dangerous side, it’s well worth the trip–as anyone who’s read Polansky’s previous two novels, The Straight Razor Cure […]

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She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky
5

Editor’s Note: This review contains minor spoilers for the entire Low Town trilogy. If you search for “define warden” on Google, you’ll get the following: a person responsible for the supervision of a particular place or thing or for ensuring that regulations associated with it are obeyed. Clearly, The Warden was not misnamed. She Who […]

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The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky
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Eloquence goes a long way towards making amends for selfish immorality, which is why the protagonist of Daniel Polansky’s The Straight Razor Cure makes the book enjoyable despite his general nature and a few irksome plot points. Taking advantage of the cohesive nature of fantasy and detective-led crime novels The Straight Razor Cure drops us […]

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Best Fantasy Books of 2012

Best Fantasy Books of 2012 

Something happened about 12 hours ago… Something that was never meant to happen in fact – we reached 2013. So, I think I speak for us all when I say: **** You Mayans! =) Anyway, what a great year it has been for fantasy! So many awesome books. We’ve had titles from authors who we can […]

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Tomorrow, The Killing by Daniel Polansky

Tomorrow, The Killing by Daniel Polansky
4.5

Writer’s Note: This review DOES NOT contain any spoilers for The Straight Razor Cure, the first book in this series. Or any spoilers for Tomorrow, The Killing. You’re welcome. Tomorrow, The Killing, the excellent second entry in Daniel Polansky’s Low Town series, isn’t about heroism. Or antiheroes. It isn’t about any of the things one […]

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Low Town by Daniel Polansky

Low Town by Daniel Polansky
3.5

One thing is for certain. Low Town is not your typical fantasy book. Sure, it’s got wizards, magic and demons but this book owes more to Raymond Chandler than Tolkien. If Douglas Hulick’s Among Thieves was a first tentative step towards Fantasy Crime Noir, this book runs straight at it, kicks down the door and […]

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