Tales of the City
Publish date: 1989
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the City (#1)
A really fast-paced read that started as a newspaper serial that details the lives of the occupants of 28 Barbary Lane in 1970s San Francisco. I kept comparing it to the 44 Scotland Street series, though this is darker. There were a lot of references I did not get--I looked some of them up, but most...
Pretty good--some nice twists along the way and a nice window into a different culture.
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 [b:Tales of the City...
I've never watched 'Sex In The City' or 'Ugly Betty', but I know enough about them to equate this book and the entire series to that vein. It's raunchy, gauche, loose, gay, crass even -- in every sense of the word, soap opera-ish! Oh, not to forget scandalous! But it's set in San Francisco in the 19...
bookshelves: north-americas, play-dramatisation, radio-4, winter-20122013, published-1978, glbt, abandoned, next Read on January 31, 2013 BBC Blurb: It's 1976 - San Francisco . Mary Ann Singleton arrives from Cleveland for a vacation . She'shoping for adventure. Decising to stay she needs to find...