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Daniel Polansky

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Daniel Polansky is the author of the Low Town trilogy, the forthcoming Empty Throne duology, the Hugo-nominated novella The Builders, and the forthcoming A City Dreaming. He can be found in Brooklyn, when he isn't somewhere else.

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Average rating: 3.94 · 8,183 ratings · 1,176 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Low Town (Low Town, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 3,398 ratings — published 2011 — 29 editions
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Tomorrow the Killing (Low T...

4.05 avg rating — 1,258 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Builders

3.91 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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She Who Waits (Low Town, #3)

4.34 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Those Above (The Empty Thro...

3.66 avg rating — 724 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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A Drink Before We Die: A Lo...

4.25 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Those Below (The Empty Thro...

3.93 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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A City Dreaming

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War Spies (Profiles, #7)

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Low Town Tomorrow the Killing She Who Waits A Drink Before We Die: A Lo...
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Those Above Those Below
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The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
The Book of Illusions
by Paul Auster
read in August, 2016
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This sucked. Sucked sucked sucked sucked sucked. Utterly mediocre. Shoddily written, never pretty and often not even competent (a rough third of the book consists of the narrator describing movies which don't exist). The characters are paper thin, th ...more
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Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant
Paris Stories
by Mavis Gallant
read in August, 2016
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this is someone's favorite book, I'm sure, but it wasn't mine. Ms. Gallant is a talented writer of prose but, except for a few exceptions (the late returner and the couple of ones about the aging French novelist, the titles of which I find I can't be ...more
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The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell
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very, very peculiar, and not altogether excellent, though interesting just to see Woodrell's development. These three very early books detail (sort of) the life of Rene Shade, a Cajun police detective in a corrupt, slightly fantastical version of Bat ...more
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The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn
The 47 Ronin Story
by John Allyn
read in August, 2016
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I picked this up because it was by the same publisher as the really, really, really excellent The Ronin, which I can't highly enough recommend, but it was terrible and not worth reading. It's not well written and it's not interesting and these two se ...more
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Timbuktu by Paul Auster
Timbuktu
by Paul Auster
read in August, 2016
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Uhhhh...not good. Kind of a pretentious Marley and Me. I mean I didn't actually read Marley and Me but that's the sense I get of the thing. It's about a dog in search of an owner. I kept waiting for it to get way more clever but it never actually did ...more
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Fear by Gabriel Chevallier
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So, so good. I've read a lot of the English WWI autobiographies (although this is technically a fiction, it's obviously informed by Chevallier's own experience in the trenches), Goodbye to All That, etc., and I have to say this blows it out of the w ...more
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The Drought by J.G. Ballard
The Drought
by J.G. Ballard
read in August, 2016
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Yeah, I mean, basically I have the same review of this as I have of Ballard's other books about the apocalypse being brought about by some human engineered environmental catastrophe, and the mental collapse of the people trying to survive it. The Dro ...more
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Farewell Song by Rabindranath Tagore
Farewell Song
by Rabindranath Tagore
read in August, 2016
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A sweet little tale of romance and the idea of romance. Slight but lovely, and well worth it for this line, which had me howling in bitter agreement on a plane to Toronto – 'all my books attain moksha in single editions, liberated from the cycle of r ...more
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Deus Irae by Roger Zelazny
Deus Irae
by Roger Zelazny
read in August, 2016
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I remember really loving Zelazny when I was a kid, the Amber books are a ton of fun, and what was the one about the demon killing gods, or something? That was cool too. Dick, frankly, I keep reading feeling like I should like, and then finding myself ...more
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“It’s a dangerous thing, pretense. A man ought to know who he is, even if he isn’t proud to be it.”
Daniel Polansky, Tomorrow, the Killing

“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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“I’ve heard people speak of themselves as addicted to reading, but I think those people never stole from their family so they could afford this month’s serial, or sucked off a sailor for a new book of short stories.”
Daniel Polansky, She Who Waits

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Tracey the Lizard Queen Thanks for accepting! Very excited for Those Above!


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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