Thursday, September 15, 2011

Daniel Polansky's "Low Town"

About Low Town by Daniel Polansky, from the publisher:
In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its cham­pion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from low-life competition like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens.
Here Daniel Polansky shares his choice of actor for the lead in an adaptation of the novel:
People in movies these days are inevitably irrationally good looking – there are very few people that can pull off playing a legitimate heavy. That's why if I was to be given a time machine and a large budget I would go back and kidnap Charles Bronson circa Once Upon a Time in the West to play the protagonist in Low Town. The Warden is an ugly, bitter, vengeful, cruel man, and I can't think of anyone to play him better than than old Chuck. That was a man who really looked like someone had rolled over his face with a truck. I love that guy.
View the Low Town trailer.

Learn more about the book and author at Daniel Polansky's website.

--Marshal Zeringue