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Browsing all articles tagged with Low Town.

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
3

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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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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