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Significant Others by Armistead Maupin
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Apr 15, 12

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bookshelves: lgbtqi, fiction
Read from April 13 to 15, 2012

I love Armistead Maupin and think he's a really important writer. Significant Others is a mixture of frothy and serious which I love...what I didn't love though was Mary Ann being a bit mean, and Booter being a horrible character. I also could have done with loads more Mrs Madrigal, but she was hardly it. Michael Tolliver is as charming as ever of course, and I enjoyed Brian in this one too.

It's set in the 80s - 'is that a keith haring swatch?' and so AIDS is an underlying issue throughout - the horrors of it and also the everydayness of it. Much of the book is set in the redwoods, so I missed the City setting...but there we go... Maupin is a joy to read.

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