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Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
Tales of the City
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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture -- from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28... show more
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture -- from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060964047 (0060964049)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the City (#1)
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Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
3.0 Tales of the City
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...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
3.0 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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0 Tales of The City
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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
4.0 Tales of the City
A pleasure read and very densely woven together for something adapted from a newspaper serial. I can make another check on my ground-breaking-lgbt-literature-to-read list. Months after reading not much still sticks out - the naivete of Mary Ann, her high school girlfriend's trendy apartment, The det...
Anya's Books
Anya's Books rated it
3.0 Tales of the City: A Novel (P.S.)
Loved the writing but the characters were pitiable and I got tired of all the idiocy in which they specialized.
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