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Tales of the City by @ArmisteadMaupin

By Pamelascott

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.


[MARY ANN SINGLETON was twenty-five years old when she saw San Francisco for the first time]


(Transworld Digital, 13 March 2012, first published 1978, 272 pages, ebook, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)



I read this book a few years ago and I wasn't impressed. However, I loved the Netflix show and have seen and loved a few episodes of the original TV series. I figured an adaptation tends to be close to the source material so I decided to give the book another shot. I'm glad I did. Tales of the City worked its magic on me the second-time around. I still feel there's a bit too much dialogue in the book but everything else is just fine. I can see why the books are so popular and I plan to read the whole series. I loved the characters. They all really come to life and I loved them a little.

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