Advance reader reviews of Low Town by Daniel Polansky.

Low Town

A Novel

By Daniel Polansky

Low Town
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2011,
    352 pages.

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  • Linda W. (Riverview, Florida)


    A great read! Daniel Polansky I am a fan!
    Daniel Polansky has created a dark, gritty place filled with demons, magic, murder and treachery. He also creates characters; some menacing some complicated; all interesting and multilayerd. You care about the central characters and want them to rise above it all. I hope this will be the first of many novels to come from Mr Polansky. I am a fan.
  • WDH ( FL)


    Descriptive / Characters Need More Development
    First thought - Interesting concept that lacked overall cohesiveness. The locations and people were described very well. However, there is an underlying storyline that is alluded to but left unexplored, leaving a lot of 'why' questions and the feeling that the storyline / characters could have been more fully developed to really draw the reader in. Also thought it was a bit slow to get started although it picked up towards the middle.
  • Lenora C. (Altoona, FL)


    Low Town
    Good descriptions. Interesting plot. I was there in Low Town. But I just didn't enjoy my visit. Perhaps Mr. Polansky's next effort will be more worth the visit.
  • Kim E. (Warrenton, va)


    Left me with too many questions
    The mystery was solid, the atmosphere was very detailed and vibrant. However, I kept waiting for the author to explain the details and the back story. How did the protagonist end up a drug dealer? The story is alluded to, but never explained. I left the story feeling unfulfilled and wondering if I had missed the explanations or if I was just supposed to accept Lowtown as presented. I wanted to like the former cop turned drug dealer, but I seemed to crave some explanation as to why he ended up running LowTown? All in all, it was interesting but I can't say I would strongly recommend this book.
  • Vicky S. (Torrance, CA)


    Great Descriptions
    The author does a great job of describing the environment and I could feel that I was there while reading the story. I liked the mixture of fantasy, adventure, relationships and mystery though the writing felt a bit affected at times.
  • Maggie R. (Canoga Park, CA)


    Low Town
    Elements that are interesting combine with others that are not so well developed. The result is a promising first novel by an author whose imagination should produce more consistent works over time.
  • Steve B. (Spring, TX)


    Low Rating for Low Town
    I am definitely not an expert capable of evaluating literature of this genre. I am able to decide that this novel does not appeal to me. I had a hard time following the story line, probably a result of my lack of enthusiasm for a story that has a drug dealer as its hero and is set in a time and place with which I cannot relate.

    I know this is David Polansky’s first novel and I wish I could enthusiastically praise his effort but I cannot.
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