Further Tales of the City
The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her h
In fact, my only quibble with this book is that one of my favorites, Mona, wasn't in it. I'm hoping she makes a reappearance in the next story.
Further Tales of the City is an easy escape from reality as the characters work, enjoy their leis ...more
first read when I was in high school or the last year of middle school? Rereading with The Great American Read - whole series. (This is book 3.)
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Meanwhile, it took me a long time to read this one because I read a few books between it. Partly I was miffed that it left the characters I most love out of the story, but I suppose it *may* become important for me to know more abou ...more
I am even ready to sacrifice my Friday glass of wine for more Tales of the City ( IF I have to make a choice). How good I have both. Still 6 installments to go. And my new wine rack.
And BTW, Barbara Rosenblat is amazing. I've never enjoyed female narrators, but she is so damn perfect, I don't want another narrator for this series.
Addiction gets a completely different meaning.
Further Tales of the City is my least favourite of the first three books, for two reasons.
First, the plot is preposterous. Armistead Maupin pulls his usual trick of juxtaposing characters through unlikely coincidences, but that's not the most annoying part. My main complaint is that the central plot is plain silly, constructed from an unbelievable premise, abrupt twists ...more
Tales of the City is charming as always, and I really enjoyed Michael's storyline in particular; his search for emotional connection is sympathetic and heartfelt without being sentimental.
That said, for an ostensibly comic novel, there's a lot of darkness in this book. Most of it was deftly handled, but the main plot was slightly odd and dated, with t ...more
Dramatisation of Armistead Maupin's classic sequence of comic novels about the denizens of a San Francisco apartment house in the late 70s and early 80s. ...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