I really enjoyed catching up on what has been going in in my old friend Michael's life over the last several years. He is like an old friend and it felt as if I had just talked to him yesterday!! I look forward to another installment in the series.
slightly disappointing.the author insists that it is not the sequal to Tales of the City, i tend to disagree. not as well written as Tales but amusing in places. i must be getting old as the sex seemed over the top and more than enough.
this book finds Michael still alive but HIV positive. he is much older and still in SF. he is married to a much younger man.most of the whole cast of charchters make an appearance at some point including Mrs. Madrigal,now in her late 80's. Mother love,gay love,friend love are the main points of the book,just as in the past.
I couldn't get through this book. Just not my cup of tea.
I devoured this book in a day, although I need to go back and reread the ending to clear up something I missed. It was a delightful opportunity to visit with dear old friends, and catch up on their lives and loves. The perfect excuse to sit inside on a rainy Saturday, and spend the day reading!
Maupin's title character is a mid-fifties gay man in San Francisco who has outlived many of his contemporaries, and who is now established in a May-December marriage with a younger man. Maupin sometimes provides TMI about the couple's sex life, but also peoples his book with richly and sympathetically drawn characters, both gay and straight.
enjoyable as all of his past books.
I loved this! I had not read any of the other Michael Tolliver books and I got this from PaperBackSwap because it was an available audiobook and because it would hit one in my 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge Prompt #12 Book with an LGBTQ protagonist.
And boy was this fun! Great as an audio book, narrated by the author I'm sure that helps. His humor is just right for me, I loved the cast of characters, could identify with some of them, and laughed hysterically at others, and got misty-eyed with others. I just plain enjoyed it for what it is and I would absolutely read more by Armistead Maupin - especially in self-narrated audiobook, about Michael Tolliver.