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The Straight Razor Cure Welcome To Low Town.Here, The Criminal Is King The Streets Are Filled With The Screeching Of Fish Hags, The Cries Of Swindled Merchants, The Inviting Murmurs Of Working Girls Here, People Can Disappear, And The Lacklustre Efforts Of The Guard Ensure They Are Never Found.Warden Is An Ex Soldier Who Has Seen The Worst Men Have To Offer Now A Narcotics Dealer With A Rich, Bloody Past And A Way Of Inviting Danger You D Struggle To Find Someone With A Soul As Dark And Troubled As His.But Then A Missing Child, Murdered And Horribly Mutilated, Is Discovered In An Alley.And Then Another.With A Mind As Sharp As A Blade And An Old But Powerful Friend In The City, He S The Only Man With A Hope Of Finding The Killer.If The Killer Doesn T Find Him First.


10 thoughts on “The Straight Razor Cure

  1. says:

    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 another 8 years for the next and Marc Aplin of fantasy faction.com said Here, read this Or something to that effect, and slid a copy of The Straight Razor Cure across the table to me the title and cover are infinitely better in the UK.That was August I started it just before Christmas and I ve just finished it which believe it or not is fast for me To be honest I only started it because the book I was reading was upstairs and I was downstairs and if I tried to leave the room to get it Celyn would have woken up but this one was within arms reach I was quickly hooked The intelligence and wit of the prose did the job within a few paragraphs.Anyhow It is as every review says a detective thriller in a noir fantasy setting I found the writing to be exceptionally good Very suited to my taste and very similar in style to what I aim for with my own It has to be said that one of the most popular 2 reviews on this site is from a guy who loved my books and really didn t like Polansky s style So opinions on that one are mixed Anyhow, the writing is concise, moody, witty, and captures what it sets after.I liked re...


  2. says:

    This is one of those books that I started reading as a palette cleanser between heavier, denser books Polansky states that Hammett and Chandler were his inspiration for writing this book Well alright, I love those guys The back of the book says Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops and sorcery Welcome to Low Town Sounds great right I ve been a life time reader and usually have a pretty good filter I don t get taken in by hype I don t get in too much of a hurry to read the new hot book I now have goodreads to help me make sure I don t spend my hard earned dollars on bad books I was taken in by this book folks It happens, but how was I to know that Daniel Polansky sleeps with Smurfs The book is just boring, bland, like eating a cheeseburger without the cheese or the pickles or the ketchup and certainly without the onion The writing was simply uninspiring like it had been put through a polysyllable strainer leaving me to muddle through a monotonous, lifeless text I started this book during what turned out to be a really great basketball game between Florida St and Duke I was reading during the commercials, so I was distracted The cardboard taste of...


  3. says:

    Not bad for a first novel that has an ugly addict as the main protagonist ,,,Apart from the warden the other characters are underdeveloped,,, Although there is magic,it s unclear how it works Sanderson spoiled us with his cool magic systems,,,I kne...


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    Low Town is one part Abercrombie s Last Argument of Kings, one part Block s 8 Million Ways to Die review , seasoned with enough drug use to power A Scanner Darkly. It was unexpectedly engaging.The Warden runs the dreamsnake and pixie s breath drug trade in Low Town, the ghetto area of Rigus Low Town was decimated by plague years ago survivors have grown up, moved on, but still carry the horror of those days with them The Warden is a street smart survivor of those years He went on to survive a brutal war conquering a neighboring city and a stint with the city s law enforcement He s since lost his position as an agent, but his habit of sampling the product he sells helps him forget When he discovers the mangled body of a dead Low Town child, he s drawn into the investigation.I m not often a fan of the anti hero narrator Most authors are good at developing the anti but seem unable to develop the subtlety that brings the hero part to the formula Polansky did an excellent job of balancing the line, showing us a functioning addict who is occasionally despicable, but occasionally capable of goodness Like many noir mysteries, the Warden is a man who has fallen from grace, except he takes an angry kind of pride in his ability to survive the streets Some migh...


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    This One Sounds Deliciously Dark Buddy Read TOSDDBR with Cathy and Robin Actual rating 2.5 stars.I read this book because Daniel Polansky The Builders, which was slightly awesome despite all its characters being silly animals Hence the present disappointment and current dumbfoundation The truth is, this little story here has me a teensy bit confused I did not like this book I did not not like this book I may read the next one in the series I may not read the next one in the series I might be slightly hesitant and a little unsure about this one I might not be not slightly hesitant and a little unsure about this one.This book isn t bad It s well written It s deliciously dark It s character based, which I always find super yummy The world has potential The atmosphere has an exquisite Victorian Jack the Ripperish feel BUT The pace is so uneven it made me think I was suffering from ADHD One minute the story was gripping and captivating and stuff, and the next I was skimming away like a maniac Towards the end I think I skimmed than I read Sigh The story might have been interesting and faster paced, had the author focused a bit on developing the world vs trying waaayyyyyy too hard to make an atmospheric read of it But he didn t, so it didn t The MC is as emotional as a truckload of bricks...


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    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.A noir crime story set in a fantasy setting Low Town is a dark tale of drug dealers, realistic politics, corrupt cops, and vile sorcery And while this is Daniel Polansky s debut novel, it does not read that way at all, but displays the deft touch of a master storyteller, which is why it is a must read for all fans of grimdark.In the ugly, dirty, and crime infested section of the finest city in the Thirteen Lands lies Low Town a place few willing call home And it is here that the Warden resides, using his cynical, streetwise, and violent skills to rule this slum as a crime lord His days spent dealing drugs his nights filled with turf wars for control and the profits he makes from the drugs he deals paying off the guards to look the other way and setting him up in a bearable life.But there is to the Warden than meets the eyes His past filled with unexpected friends, surprising triumphs, and mysterious falls from grace All his varied experiences making him the perfect person to deal with a series of child murders in Low Town The fact that children are dying in the slums not unusual, but the how and the why what draws the Warden into the dangerous game being played by powers seemingly beyond him, reinforcing to him yet again that in Low Town no one can ever be trusted Like many fantasy readers, I enjoy stories dealing with anti heroes Nothing against heroes,...


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    2.5 s.I m not a big fan of Noir fiction It has to be exceptional for me to embrace it However I love GrimDark and the Low Town series is quite iconic within the genre I was aware of this going in however I wasn t aware another buddy read I committed to Blackwing by Ed McDonald was also both Noir and Grimdark The similarities between the two end there, however doing two books of this style at once when I might do one per year was a bit much Overall I like the world of this book I like the dubious nature of the characters The story was what you would expect for the combined nature of these two genres fused together along with an urban fantasy nature as well Lots of drugs, thugs, street urc...


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    This is the hardest book that I ve had to rate in a long time.Actual Writing 4.5 StarsStory sometimes 5 Stars, sometimes 1 StarCharacters again sometimes 5 Stars, sometimes 1 StarWorld A solid 4 StarsPacing 3 StarsMe reading this 2 Stars.I have no idea what that adds up to really So for now I m going to go with 2 Stars since I couldn t even remember the main characters name.I honestly feel a little bad that I didn t like this I mean the writing is there It is really the type of writing style that I generally enjoy with some real depth to it The dangerous men were still asleep, their blades sheathed next to their beds The really dangerous men had been up for hours, and their quills and ledgers were getting hard use And There are some things a man can t fake, and lethality is one of them a lapdog might learn to howl, even bare its teeth on occasion, but that don t make it a wolf But I can t exactly put my finger on what was missing for me Maybe it is as simple as missing a bit of humor to lighten the very dark tone...


  9. says:

    Dirty noir fantasy, featuring drugs, dead children, plague, and revenge, now featuring dirty cops and cocky evil nobles and a crowded world of blades, sorcery, and mystery.The novel is very successful in its world building The place is even interesting and claustrophobic than the characters, and this is pretty much a character driven tale where no one is quite good enough I mean, how heroic is it going to be when a main character is a drug pusher And yet, when push comes to shove, deeper motivations such as stopping the deaths of children does transcend most petty or old beefs, but that s not to say that everything gets resolved neatly, because nothing is ever clean in this fantasy.The name should give it away I enjoyed this book mostly for its conception, but it did hit me viscerally with all the kid s deaths The characters could have pulle...


  10. says:

    Low Town is Daniel Polasnky s debut novel a fantasy that s not completely a fantasy Told in the first person, Low Town is, and I don t think I m the first to report, a crime noir story in a fantastical setting It literally is a crime thriller set in a medieval secondary worldand it s works really well.Warden is your typical bad A with a heart of gold His hard exterior comes from the way the system s treated him, his participation not only in the military, but in the police force, neither of which ending on the best of terms.Throughout most of the book, Warden is extremely mysterious and Low Town was very hard to put down because of this aspect Warden s always got something new up his sleeve, some talent or contact This is especially surprising because of his work as a drug dealer.And that s one of the things that makes Warden so surprising This drug dealer has already tried everything and this is the field of work he s landed on and stuck with.As we learn about Warden s talents and networking skil...