[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ The Gay Place Author Billy Lee Brammer – Varanus.us

The Gay Place Set In Texas, The Gay Place Consists Of Three Interlocking Novels, Each With A Different Protagonist A Member Of The State Legislature, The State S Junior Senator, And The Governor S Press Secretary The Governor Himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, A Master Politician, Infinitely Canny And Seductive, Remains The Dominant Figure Throughout.

[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ The Gay Place  Author Billy Lee Brammer – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 560 pages
  • The Gay Place
  • Billy Lee Brammer
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 0292708319

    10 thoughts on “[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ The Gay Place Author Billy Lee Brammer – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    I might have gone with four stars if not for the format of three interlocking novellas I would have preferred one long, fully connected story The three novels revolve around the LBJ like Texas governor Arthur Fenstermaker, although he is, oddly, almost a minor character in the first two novels They focuson the younger, less influential political players in the governor s orbit When Fenstermaker does make an appearance, he demonstrates the raw power of the good ol boy network of politi I might have gone with four stars if not for the format of three interlocking novellas I would have preferred one long, fully connected story The three novels revolve around the LBJ like Texas governor Arthur Fenstermaker, although he is, oddly, almost a minor character in the first two novels They focuson the younger, less influential political players in the governor s orbit When Fenstermaker does make an appearance, he demonstrates the raw power of the good ol boy network of politicking All of the novels follow ...


  2. says:

    What Robert Penn Warren did for Louisiana politics with ALL THE KING S MEN, the late Billy Lee Brammer tried to do with Texas politics in THE GAY PLACE The results may not be perfect, but they are potent enough that I m giving this one four stars Set in the late 1950s when Texas politics was starting to liberalize in spite of itself, these interrelated novels are a perfect blend of historical acuity and psychological analysis as larger than life characters stomp through the changing landscape What Robert Penn Warren did for Louisiana politics with ALL THE KING S MEN, the late Billy Lee Brammer tried to do with Texas politics in THE GAY PLACE The ...


  3. says:

    The quintessential novel about Austin This passage says it all It is a pleasant city, clean and quiet, with wide rambling walks and elaborate public gardens and elegant old homes faintly ruined in the shadow of arching poplars Occasionally through the trees, and always from a point of higher ground, one can see the college tower and the Capitol building On brilliant mornings the white sandstone of the tower and the Capitol s granite dome are joined for an instant, all pink and cream, catchin The quintessential novel about Austin This passage says it all It is a pleasant city, clean and quiet, with wide rambling walks and elaborate public gardens and elegant old homes faintly ruined in the shadow of arching poplars Occasionally through the trees, and always from a point of higher ground, one can see the colleg...


  4. says:

    I certainly didn t expect a novel based on LBJ s political career in Texas to be chock full of eroticism and complicated passions Not that the Johnsonian character is involved in most of the hanky panky he floats over all the proceedings spouting quotes from the Old Testament and Hill Country superlatives strangely, he is the most aloof character and the one I...


  5. says:

    A good rip roaring novel of Texas politics.


  6. says:

    First things first they should just change the name of this book to The Flea Circus, which is the title of the first of the three linked short novels that make up this piece Having read the whole book, I understand why Brammer chose it, but the English language changed on him and it is not a good title now.This is a great novel of American politics It stands easily with All the King s Men and Advise and Consent This book is fascinating, shocking, and consistently insightful It s one of First things first they should just change the name of this book to The Flea Circus, which is the title of the first of the three linked short novels that make up this piece Having read the whole book, I understand why Brammer chose it, but the English language changed on him and it is not a good title now.This is a great novel of American politics It stands easily with All the King s Men and Advise and Consent This book is fascinating, shocking, and consistently insigh...


  7. says:

    The jacket calls it a classic along the lines of All the King s Men I don t think it s that, but it is a thinly disguised, over the top, story about a Texas politician who bears a striking resemblance to early LBJ It was even written by one of his staffers HmmAnyway, the Governor is very much of the 50s 60s period, and does all the kinds of things politicians did openly back...


  8. says:

    This book is made up of three novels by Billy Lee Brammer, all taking place in Austin and featuring a Johnsonian governor named Arthur Goddamn Fenstemaker A must read if you live in Austin, like Texas, are interested in politics, or know anyone who has ever worked for the legislature The first of the three novels was my favorite, but all of them are really just wonderfully great I did find myself drinking waybourbon than usual while reading this book and resisting urges to attend wild This book is made up of three novels by Billy Lee Brammer, all taking place in Austin and featuring a Johnsonian governor named Arthur Goddamn Fenstemaker A must read if you live in Austin, like Texas, are interested in politics, or know anyone who has ever wor...


  9. says:

    A curious read with newfound relevance for those who want an up close and detailed insider s account of Texas politics Sure, its about LBJ not W, but for those inclined for soapy melodrama and riveting characters, author Billy Lee Bammer carries the swir...


  10. says:

    The Gay Place s reputation as the greatest novel about Texas politics ever written was well deserved Somehow I got reminded strongly of J.D Salinger when I was reading this, even though the authors couldn t bedifficult in many ways I just got that feeling that comes from reading good writing, that sense of smooth narrative flow and apt characterization, the deft humanistic touch and avoidance of tedious writing clich s, that I got in the best parts of Salinger s stuff From the lack of The Gay Place s reputation as the greatest novel about Texas politics ever written was well deserved Somehow I got reminded strongly of J.D Salinger when I was reading this, even though the authors couldn t bedifficult in many ways I just got that feeling that comes from reading good writing, that sense...

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