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


Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2018

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...

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,...

da rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2018

my favorite of Maupin's books - a time capsule to San Fran 1976...

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...

Glenn rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2018

I guess I was destined to “discover” Armistead Maupin in 2017. Although, to be fair, he’s hardly a secret – he’s been writing for four decades and has generations of loyal readers. Back in the spring, I gave a favourable review to the documentary The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin. A few months...

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...

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...

Brian rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 18, 2016

I know I am going to be in the minority here, but this is the most overrated novel I have read in a very long time. In fact, I did not even keep it after reading, but rather donated it to charity. I had heard many good things about this text for years, and finally picked it up. Based on reviews, a...

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...

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