That Place

That Place That Place its private its safe there s no judgment or is there Barry Cunningham is a reclusive academic whose life is forever changed when he is awarded a prestigious prize Tod Hanson is a journali

  • Title: That Place
  • Author: Jay Carr
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • That Place its private, its safe, there s no judgment or is there Barry Cunningham is a reclusive academic whose life is forever changed when he is awarded a prestigious prize Tod Hanson is a journalist who prowls the streets of Bangkok for leads He has to make sure there is a story that sells and will do whatever it takes What has Tod uncovered Filled with love,That Place its private, its safe, there s no judgment or is there Barry Cunningham is a reclusive academic whose life is forever changed when he is awarded a prestigious prize Tod Hanson is a journalist who prowls the streets of Bangkok for leads He has to make sure there is a story that sells and will do whatever it takes What has Tod uncovered Filled with love, lust and a bloodthirsty yearning to sell the story a version of a story, there is a world to be unlocked in the gay Soi s of Bangkok Go go bars, massage shops and beautiful boys It s not a secret if no one asks There is much about That Place that will leave the reader speechless and shocked, but the author s intention isn t as much about shocking his readers as it is about chronicling the deconstruction of one man s life and this he does most effectively If there s anything to be gleaned about That Place, it would be that we all have one that place, that incident, that special secret in our past which we may not necessarily want disclosed to anyone else But no matter how careful we are, how closely we guard our secret, there s always a risk that someone will find out Readersfavorite

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    1. Just a heads up…when starting “That Place” make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! The book starts off with an intriguing beginning where we meet Professor Barry Cunningham and see that he’s just been awarded a prestigious Peace Prize. The story moves from New Jersey to Bangkok where a reporter named Tod Hanson is working on story that may expose the truth abo [...]

    2. This was an unusual type of book for me, and I wasn’t sure of it would be my thing. But I like reading outside my comfort zones on occasion, and I liked the opening sample so I thought I’d give “That Place” a try, allowing myself to stop reading at any point if it wasn’t to my tastes. But how Jay Carr writes and sets it all up, I really felt like I was really living the lives of Professor Barry Cunningham (and others) and was impressed by how riveting and beautifully written and at tim [...]

    3. I have some mixed feelings on this one – the good part was that this is an excellent novel that captured my interest from the start. Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and well developed, and I enjoyed getting to know/understand Barry and his unusual arrangements and lifestyle – he felt very real, and I liked Jay Carr’s writing style and the authenticity of his characters---flawed, troubled, and very believable. Absolutely crucial in a novel such as this. We genuinely feel his angst and [...]

    4. 4.5starsVery interesting book – admittedly, not one I’d normally read… but as far as the storyline goes, the scenes had great, authentic detailing, conversations were so natural, and the characters all brought the story to life in their own way. We truly feel like we are living Barry’s experiences with him. Fortunately there weren’t really any ‘boring’ parts… even if it slowed down some and was working on character development or something, it still was so well-written that we ar [...]

    5. I was surprised by how much I liked this book, “That Place” by Jay Carr, even though Gay fiction normally isn’t my thing. But I’m always interesting in reading provocative, eye-opening novels such as this, so I thought I’d give it a try…. And I wasn’t the least bit disappointed! I thought it was unique, and excellently written and kept my attention from the enticing opening to the sad, but realistic finish. No spoilers, but I hate when the author wraps up everything with a perfectl [...]

    6. Okay, I really enjoyed reading this wonderful novel! The author Jay Carr writes very well… very authentic and strong and we feel like we are there almost like watching a movie or play, even though much of the book is told in narrative form. It does a great job showing s how people can be so conflicted and condemned for their desires, then sometimes judged so harshly for it, maybe even ruining their lives. But the lure for sex/love is a strong one that most cannot resist, despite the terrible c [...]

    7. 4.5 starsFrom the opening pages of “That Place” by Jay Carr I knew it would be different from the books I’ve been reading lately and I was right! I’ve never read a book that was written on this topic or this lifestyle before, and I’m generally not a big reader of ‘gay fiction’. At first I didn’t know if I would like it, but when I was done I realized not only did I love it and feel the story and its message transcends genre (and sexual orientations), now I want to read more books [...]

    8. "That Place” by Jay Carr has many of the elements I look for in a good book: genuine, fleshed-out characters, well-detailed situations and settings, a complex, but believable plot with a great mix of realistic fiction, and some emotional engagement, great chemistry with characters, a believable struggle or internal conflict, and dire consequences for actions/ choices made. And of course steamy hot sex scenes. For the most part it was an easy read that held on to my interest, although at times [...]

    9. "That Place” by Jay Carr has to be one of the most original and compelling novels I’ve read in a while. I was completely drawn in from the get-go, and enjoyed Carr’s narrative voice and the way he showed us the story from Barry’s POV, and his struggle to keep and survive his sordid secret once it becomes public and tarnishes his esteemed reputation. The writing is very descriptive and even ‘atmospheric’ at times (almost has a surreal vibe on occasion which I thought was cool). But it [...]

    10. this was the first book I’ve read by Jay Carr, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a wonderful way of writing atmospheric and life-like, sexy, erotic, heart-grabbing scenes that make us feel like we are really there inside the story and the characters’ heads and lives, as opposed to it all just being “told” to us, as so many authors make the mistake of doing. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative, but instead like a powerful, unique niche of literary LGBT d [...]

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