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@Read Pdf õ Tales of the City ⚩ San Francisco,A na ve 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 Speedy and stagy, the tales breeze by in a kaleidoscopic blur Maupin interweaves disparate narrative threads with such ease that you hardly register how elaborate the plot actually is, until you ve finished it. 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, Six Feet Under, Tales of the City purports to be littlethan a creative and intelligent soap opera Taken as such, it is a delight Vivid characters A setting San Francisco that Maupin gives 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, Six Feet Under, Tales of the City purports to be littlethan a creative and intelligent soap opera Taken as such, it is a delight Vivid characters A setting San Francisco that Maupin gives an almost pop up book feel And addictive storytelling Tales of the City is an escapist read And itself an exercise in escapism using what San Francisco represents in the popular imagination to open wide a world of freedom and possibility within its pages, and without What did I do between finishing this novel and writing its review I ordered More Tales of the City 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 amodern Holly Golightly but less of a prostitute a vibrant array of costars It is concise, like Vile Bodies and perhaps in that same realm of Evelyn Waugh type social satire And what else Authentic pluses inclu What did I do between finishing this novel and writing its review I ordered More Tales of the City 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 amodern Holly Golightly but less of a prostitute a vibrant array of costars It is concise, like Vile Bodies and perhaps in that same realm of Evelyn Waugh type social satire And what else Authentic pluses include the kitschyness inherent in a Pedro Almodovar comedy, and even some of the picaresque qualities of my all time fave, Confederacy of Dunces It is about this enthusiastic selection of promiscuous pre 80 s San Franners It s about the bummer of losing hippie hood the anguish in Bohemia In one word Awesome There are enough characters to satisfy most of the reader s wants, and to alternate his her attentions AND affections I insist that for me, not ultra Gay icon Michael Tolliver but Anna Madrigal takes the Miss Congeniality crown Ultimately, Tales offers entertainment in dollops, and informs the reader about age old queries, like are Michael and Mona prototypes for 90 s favorite fag faghag TV couple Jack Karen Are there actual hetero bathhouses What is a c ring heteros, take note it is quite tiresome to explain this time and again Tales include hetero homo sexual prowlers, nifty ways to pay the rent, and ever clever and ironic plot twists in this sweet escape.And the immoral sinners are, ooh very, very CHARMING Go ahead Bite the lotus PS I recommend the new limited series on Netflix Closure the most important attribute for a finale for an American is reached my favorite of Maupin s books a time capsule to San Fran 1976