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Daniel Polansky was born near Baltimore. LOW TOWN is his first novel.


LOW TOWN: Now available in paperback for 15 bucks. So what are you waiting for?

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Published on August 07, 2012 10:11 • 190 views • Tags: daniel-polansky, fantasy, low-town, noir
Average rating: 3.93 · 2,429 ratings · 350 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Low Town (Low Town, #1)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,670 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Tomorrow The Killing (Low T...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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She Who Waits (Low Town, #3)
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Profiles #7: War Spies
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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Those Above (The Empty Thro...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — expected publication 2015
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A Drink Before We Die
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
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The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky
"Full disclosure: I actually worked on this book, so I read it way back. It has gorgeous, brutal, sparse writing paired with a fabulous crime noir fantasy world and a complicated, interesting main character. It is completely terrific and I don't un..." Read more of this review »
She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky
"Should I say one the finest I have ever read?
You know, I am from a third world country, things are almost exactly as told in this book. I think this is exactly how my country works, add or take some savagery, that's all. My question is, how come a..." Read more of this review »
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I am pretty well on record that I think Gene Wolfe is a genius, but you would have to admit he isn't really interested in telling stories in the conventional sense so much as he is setting up really elaborate riddles. Basic narrative conventions are ...more
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Brilliant, well written, strange, frightening, a minor masterpiece and I am utterly at a loss as to why I haven't heard this yet.
Low Town by Daniel Polansky
"So - I was coming back on the train from my only day out in 8 years (I'd been to hook up with Peter Brett & Myke Cole in London) - a day out on which it must be said my daughter Celyn was hurried back to hospital, so ... I might have to wait a..." Read more of this review »
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“I remember the lightning in the air, and the lovers bidding goodbye to each other in the streets, and I can tell you what I think. We went to war because going to war is fun, because there's something in the human breast that trills at the thought, although perhaps not the reality, of murdering its fellows in vast numbers. Fighting a war ain't fun - fighting a war is pretty miserable. But starting a war? Hell, starting a war is better than a night floating on daeva's honey.”
Daniel Polansky, Low Town
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“The Questioner was repacking his tools with a vague air of disappointment. Deciding my legs were steady enough to carry me, I propped myself to my feet, then turned towards my would-be torturer. 'You got a cigarette?' I asked.
He shook his head, the burned red crown of his hood bobbing. 'I don't smoke,' he said without taking his eyes off his work. 'That stuff will kill you.”
Daniel Polansky, Low Town

“Common wisdom affirms against the drinking of whiskey during daylight hours, and while I can see the merits of the argument, it is not one to which I hold. True, a few fingers of liquor, or even a wide-stretched palm, degrades your ability to cope with the world's troubles, miseries and horrors; but it also makes you less concerned about them, and since the world is certain to throw more at you than you can handle regardless, I think it a more than equitable transaction. People call me the Warden.
People call me a lot of things, but the Warden is the only one you could say inside a church.”
Daniel Polansky, A Drink Before We Die

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Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Daniel wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!"

Wonderful to hear! I'm getting my brother in law who is dep..."


That's all great news...thanks!


Tabitha (Pabkins) Daniel wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!"


Wonderful to hear! I'm getting my brother in law who is deployed to afghanistan a copy today. Definitely can't part with mine. It will become one of the books I buy people for presents. Gotta get more crazy book loving stalkers..oops ..readers pointed your way. I'll post a review soon. Seriously loved the sense of humor.


Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!


Tabitha (Pabkins) Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!


Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Daniel! I won - I won! I will be reading it as soon as it arrives. Glad you decided to join Goodreads! Now add more books mister so we can cyber stalk your shelves - that is what its all about!"

Ha - I'll do my best! Hope you like the book!


message 4: by Tabitha (Pabkins) (last edited Aug 23, 2011 07:36PM)

Tabitha (Pabkins) Daniel! I won - I won! I will be reading it as soon as it arrives. Glad you decided to join Goodreads! Now add more books mister so we can cyber stalk your shelves - that is what its all about!


Daniel Polansky When did Nikola Tesla become the person that really stoned people want to ramble about at parties?


Daniel Polansky Shellie (Layers of Thought) wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads Daniel!!!"

Thanks! Happy to be here!


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Welcome to Goodreads Daniel!!!


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