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Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
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Jul 23, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 23 to August 01, 2012

I'm only giving this 2 stars instead of 1 because I did finish it, although I am not sure why. I was not impressed, but was sometimes amused by the sheer weirdness that was the '70s. Ah, the memories. Discotheques and tequila sunrises, macrame plant holders, shag carpet, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, mood rings!

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07/23/2012 page 136
35.0% "Wanted something super-light for a lazy summer Sunday. Fit the bill. The damn thing about floats away every time I set it down."
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Leaney This my era! Although, I'm unsure revisiting macrame plant holders and shag would be pleasant.

Suzanne There was a grim reference to fashion or culture on almost every page that brought back all the extreme strangeness of those days. Spider plants! Rod McKuen! The list goes on and on. As you saw, I cannot really recommend the book (2 stars), but there are people who enjoyed it. I have a used paperback copy I’m looking to pass along. You’re more than welcome to it. Will we see you Monday at YB?

message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura Leaney By Jove, I'd forgotten about spider plants! For sure, I''d love to borrow it. I'll be there on Monday.

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