More Tales of the City (Tales of the City #2)
New York Times Book Review
The internationally beloved classic comes to life in a Showtime miniseries.
Few works of fiction have blazed a trail through popular culture like Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series. Since its publication as a daily newspaper serial in 1976, Maupin's incisive comedy of manners has expa...more
In the sequel, Mary Ann finally meets the man of her dreams — although he has nightmares of his own. Mouse, too, finds love while he narrowly escapes death. And through a serendipitous encounter in the Nevada desert, Mona finds out more about Mrs ...more
Maupin is intensely readable. If you read from the Tales of the City series, his characters will become your friends. And, like me, you'll be glad he's written several books featuring them. I can't wait to read the next.
With the first one, I felt intrigue took a back seat to plain old human interest. With this one, the mystery we were left with at the ...more
What really affected me when I first read these books, as a recently "out" Gay man, was the depiction and template they gave for Gay/Straight relationships. In the book ...more
So great to read more about Mrs Madrigal, Michael, Mona, Brian and yes...Mary-Ann. Oh Mary-Ann, will you ever lose those ol' Connecticut ways?
I can't fault this se ...more
The dark turn of events from before is dealt with in a completely believable manne ...more
Beim endgültigen Zuklappen des Buches lag das Patchwork bei gefühlten drei Sternen, doch der vollkommen unangemessene Vergleich mit Balzac auf der Rückseite weckt bei mir heftige Einsternreflexe. Andererseits lese ich den Zyklus ja auch, um die Untergrenzen beim mehrsträngigen Erzählen auszuloten und staune ...more
The plot was also very catchy and interesting, I really enjoyed this book. And the end... BREATH TAKING
by Armistead Maupin
This book continues the characters that are introduced in Tales of the City, which is the first of this particular series. One of the things that makes this particular book interesting is that each chapter is relatively short, so it is quickly read and makes it easy for a reader to find a stopping point when they need to put it down for awhile. The reason for this ease isn't because Maupin wrote them this way as a book, but because the chapters are origi ...more
His books make me nostalgic for the 70's and remind me of the three trips I took to SF during that time. My youngest daughter lives there now. A big piece of my heart is in San Francisco and she's not wearing flowers in her hair. If I were funny, I'd like to funny like Michael Tolliver. I think ...more
Human memory works in two basic modes - pattern matching and highlights. Events can stand out in the memory because they are unique and exceptional, or they can be matched with similar remembered events. Everything else falls into the noise of volatile general memory and is gradually lost.
It's been twenty years since the last time I read this book. Most of the book had disappeared ...more
Michael is still amazing, and Brian suddenly became likable (although I'm not sure why or how). I liked some of the new friendships (DeDe/D'or, Brian/Mona, Michael/Mary Ann ---- although if I was Mona I would be SO pissed that Mary Ann stole my BFF). Mrs. Madrigal is as meddlesome as ever (view spoiler)[although I was totally right about her being a dude (hide spoiler)] but Mary Ann got a little less doe-eyed which was enjoyable for all. And yay Jon!
The best p ...more
There is a bit of a soap opera feeling to the story. Tons of characters, lots of action (of the everyday variety ...more
As in the first "Tales of the City", ...more
I think i got a better hang of the format this time around. I don't know why i was brainfarting with the first one, the short blips were just too much for me on top of all the other reading i h ...more
Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In 19 ...more