• Rebecca Thomas

Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin


September 2004

Suggested By: Mary

Rating: 5.0 out of 10


Summary: Originally a newspaper column, this San Franciso-based set of short stories spawned five sequels, a TV mini series and a huge cult following. Despite a 'bah humbug' or two, we mostly enjoyed Maupin's book in the

same way that we would enjoy a daft American soap opera. We also found that 30 years on, the book still retains shock value -- especially in a post-AIDS world.