Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1) by Armistead Maupin

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Read Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1) Online Free - San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry, touching, and outrageous - unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin.



Title : Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1)
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ISBN : 0552998761
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 269 pages


Reviews


Jason rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2007

Tales of the City is not great literature. That's not what Maupin's aiming for. In what is the first and best book in a six-part series constructed from a serial column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Tales of the City is smart, guilty entertainment at its best. It's a soap opera. But like, say,...


Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

What did I do between finishing this novel and writing its review? I ordered "More Tales of the City" and "Further Tales of the City" on ebay-- I'm THAT invested/confident that they'll match this one! It is uproarious and uber-funny! It stars the cute Mary Ann Singleton (think a more modern Holly...


Mark rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2011

Obviously a re-read! Having recently read the latest in the series, Mary Ann in Autumn, I wanted to re-read the entire series. Unfortunately, I am so familiar with the first three books, which were also made into TV adaptations, that I know the stories and most of the dialogue off by heart, so I...


Alison rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 04, 2012

I think I am either too old or too young to fully appreciate this book. If I were older, I might appreciate the groundbreaking nature of its matter-of-fact approach to a variety of characters of different sexuality and gender at a time when social mores were drastically changing. And if I were yo...


mark rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 06, 2012

i really don't get what all the fuss is about. this is some kind of modern classic? the writing is so pedestrian, it's like i fell into a deep sleep and somehow continued reading. B-O-R-I-N-G ... P-R-O-S-E still, an extra star because of the surprisingly intricate narrative. and that said, i thin...


Lena♥Ribka rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

3,5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. I think about...some things... 1) Could I have liked it more if I had read it shortly after the release date. The answer is SURE. OF COURSE. NO DOUBTS. 2) Could I have liked it more if I hadn't' read Boystown series ? Probably yes. BEFORE reading Tales of the Cit...


Shovelmonkey1 rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2012

Fluffy hetero/homo romantic nonsense set in San Fran in a time period which I am not really clear on but it might be the end of the 1970s. I think Nixon gets a mention. Or maybe it was Carter. Anyway it's not the summer of love and that's what is important as most of the characters in the book se...


Armin rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 17, 2017

Gut 30 Jahre lang habe ich das Merkheft von 2001 verschlungen, gefühlte 10 Jahre die Werbung für Maupins Stadtgeschichten, allerdings waren die Bücher immer irgendwie zu teuer. Insofern griff ich bedenkenlos zu, als mir gegen Ende der D-Mark-Ära Schluss mit Lustig in aus einer Ramschkiste entgegen...


Jack rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 30, 2012

One of the most overrated authors of all time. Not surprisingly the fact that this series of amateurish daytime soap-opera novellas were adapted for TV meant it was one of those rare instances in which the TV adaptation was actually better than the books. Okay, to be fair, I only read the first b...


David rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2010

I didn't actually read this book, but it was rather read to me, and the person who did the reading truly brought it to life - I don't think I would have loved this book so much if I had read it on my own. I've always loved books with complicated, multi-layered, engaging characters and this one def...





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