More Tales of the City

More Tales of the City The divinely human comedy that began with Tales of the City rolls recklessly along as Michael Tolliver pursues his favourite gynaecologist Mona Ramsey uncovers her roots in a desert whorehouse and M

The divinely human comedy that began with Tales of the City rolls recklessly along as Michael Tolliver pursues his favourite gynaecologist, Mona Ramsey uncovers her roots in a desert whorehouse, and Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with the amnesiac of her dreams.

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More Tales of the City

  1. Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam 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 1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette He is currently writing a musical version of Tales of the City with Jason Sellards aka Jake Shears and John Garden aka JJ of the disco and glam rock inspired pop group Scissor Sisters Tales will be directed by Jason Moore Avenue Q and Shrek.Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

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  1. Armistead Maupin is one of the best summer read writers His Tales of the City trilogy is part sitcom, part kitsch, melodramatic and historic, irreverent and yet o so dated, and damn if you cannot recognize his influence in groundbreaking TV, like Sex and the City and Will and Grace Things are explained, expanded, the 4 or so separate strands of character destinies intertwine and repel each other at intervals that make the reader anticipate each and every episode The ridiculousness will tickle yo [...]

  2. I didn t realize how much I had missed Mrs Madrigal, Mary Ann Singleton, Mona Ramsey, and Michael Mouse Tolliver until I began More Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin s sequel to his spectacular Tales of the City Other books had gotten in the way 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 about Mrs Madrigal and [...]

  3. I read about 250 pages this afternoon after a got off work, bringing me to the end of the book If that s not a testimonial, I don t know what is.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 end o [...]

  4. A cracking follow up to the first Tales of the City book Preposterous as ever, but just as addictive Maupin manages to tread a fine line between sentimentality and humour What comes across is the fact that these characters love each other and the reader loves them in turn, becoming a vicarious member of the Barbary Lane family.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 books, sex [...]

  5. The amount of drama in this one is simply ridiculous, but since it rarely happens in my usual reading program, I can pass it And I also understand that the series was first published in a newspaper, bit by bit, so the reader back then experienced the whole thing slowly and not in the face, like I did.Forgetting this, my listening was a sheer delight.What slightly bothered me, though, was the racist language some of the characters used I understand that this book was written a couple of decades a [...]

  6. Armistead Maupin wrote nine volumes of this episodic series about a group of close knit San Fransiscans in the 1970 s, but I may be stopping here at book 2 The story and characters continue to be quirky and charming, but Maupin wears his love for melodrama on histypewriter ribbon sometimes amnesia as narrative device, a life threatening illness, a nasty side plot about someone hired to assault a pregnant woman As much as I love the residents of 28 Barbary Lane a stand in for the real Macondray L [...]

  7. There is something so remarkable about the way Armistead Maupin writes It s so gossipy and intimate and I can t help but want to know about everyone on Barbary Lane I said it before and I ll say it again, I feel like I ve been given an invite to the biggest gossip session in town, and I ve been thrilled with every minute of it.So great to read about Mrs Madrigal, Michael, Mona, Brian and yesMary Ann Oh Mary Ann, will you ever lose those ol Connecticut ways I can t fault this second volume It s [...]

  8. Audible A soap opera with a high addiction potential I ve never thought that a novel about MANY different people who continuously bump into each other it is a small world, my friends could be so entertaining But it looks like I can t have enough of Armistead Maupin s crazy creative fantasy

  9. Questo romanzo fa parte di una serie degli anni Settanta originariamente pubblicata a puntate, almeno per quanto riguarda i primi libri scritta da Armistead Maupin Si tratta di libri ambientati nella San Francisco dello stesso periodo, in cui l azione ruota intorno agli abitanti del condominio al 28 di Barbary Lane, la cui proprietaria l eccentrica Mrs Madrigal coltivatrice di marijuana che tratta i suoi affittuari pi come figli, e se pensate che questo sia eccentrico, aspettate di leggere il li [...]

  10. When I was in college, I had a professor who assigned us Moby Dick , but suggested we only read specific parts of the book by page number Those sections, he assured us, would give us the chance to focus on the characters and the narrative and skip some of the less essential parts I wish someone had given me a similar guide to More Tales of the City , as there s entire parts of it including the bizarrely rushed ending that I wish I could have skipped.As in the first Tales of the City , it s the c [...]

  11. I wound up, surprisingly given that I got off to a slow start with it, even than the last one I liked how Maupin ties together all the various plot lines and loose ends This was also a lovely book to finish on Mother s Day as it talks a lot about the relationships between parents and children and what makes a family Michael s coming out letter to his Mom and Dad was particularly touching.

  12. When my friend gave me this book, we had no idea that it was actually the second one of a series It took me some chapter to get to understand fully each character but I found every one of them so touching Mouse was my favorite, so funny and honest and a truly good friend to Mary Ann.The plot was also very catchy and interesting, I really enjoyed this book And the end BREATH TAKING

  13. More madcap adventures from the gang at 28 Barbary Lane The first third of the book starts out a bit slowly but redeems itself after that Many interesting revelations and plot twists and a few unanswered story lines.

  14. Slightly macabre than the first one in places but still utterly fabulous I need to read the rest of this wonderful series.

  15. This second book of the series is better than the first More than once I had to say to myself, I didn t see that coming This is a delightful, wonderful and satisfying read, I highly recommend it.

  16. Zweiter Teil des mit leichter Hand und mit viel Mut zur L cke zusammengetackerten Zyklus ber swinging San Francisco in dem grenzenlose Promiskuit t und political Correctness den Ton angeben Beim endg ltigen Zuklappen des Buches lag das Patchwork bei gef hlten drei Sternen, doch der vollkommen unangemessene Vergleich mit Balzac auf der R ckseite weckt bei mir heftige Einsternreflexe Andererseits lese ich den Zyklus ja auch, um die Untergrenzen beim mehrstr ngigen Erz hlen auszuloten und staune se [...]

  17. Even though it s been than a month since I finished the first book in the series I didn t have any problem diving back into the lives of the residents at 28 Barbary Lane Picking up not long after the end of the previous volume, the story swings into action with gentle reminders of what happened before while moving ahead swiftly into the comic doings of most everyone from before and introducing some new folks.The dark turn of events from before is dealt with in a completely believable manner wel [...]

  18. More Tales of the City by Armistead MaupinThis 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 origina [...]

  19. Maupin must have wanted to write a mystery and decided to put it inside the context of the sequel to Tales of the City I like the idea of going from genre to genre using the same characters and setting.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 Anna M [...]

  20. Disliked first quarter, since it excluded me like many gay or het books then Maupin inserted some moping out of the blue p 77 and 119 has Michael long for someone and state the truth that only those not caring about it are never alone and I remembered that I had liked the end of the first book he seems to do that in each one, throw in some extreme crime thriller thing Doesn t make the writing better, or a novel out of the short fragments Wish I had less other books to read, incl five by him, be [...]

  21. The second set of adventures with the residents of Barbary Lane in San Francisco This is the last fun book before things start to become definitely weirder and the eighties start to bring in the tragic plot elements Although I love the series, Maupin isn t particularly successful at explaining his own continuity and by that I mean why certain things happen between books, and you re left feeling that that strains credulity than the bizarre plot twists.

  22. Readable yes Enjoyable yes But you sort of feel empty after reading this, in much the same way soap operas are diverting Maupin tries to combine many disparate elements to form this sort of stew of crazy events that are only held together by his incredible sense of character Loved the people, hated the plot does this make sense

  23. Chock full of surprises and scandalous secrets, this kept me up all night Seriously, just one chapter is impossible once you know the characters And, probably even if you didn t, the sometimes outlandish situations they get themselves into will keep you turning pages

  24. Refreshingly free of any literary aspirations, these short stories are perfect for bedtime, perfect for a quick break during a hectic day, or perfect for an entire afternoon As the 1970 s Disco Decade closes and Maupin takes us into the 80s, days darken in Frisco Still, memory lane beckons us on.

  25. As entertaining, warm, and jovial of a read as the first The chapters breeze by like the wind at Ocean Beach The characters are a delight and their adventures illustrate vividly what San Francisco life was like in various social circles in the late 1970s.

  26. I can t get enough this is campy, yet becoming such a guilty pleasure of minethe full tv series is available on youtube, and so far it is incredibly accurate to the book seriesquick to read

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