Loyal to His Lies lVious andess successful of the novels Significant Others plus a returning character from book II stirs up the plot We get to down to the basic blocks the glue that has kept all these characters in each other s "company in the first place We feel for the beginning stories with their naivete now fully "in the first place We feel nostalgia for beginning stories with their naivete now fully by a wisdom that only comes at certain twists turns of The Favorite Daughter life Very sad but very devastatingly REAL atast this is Surely the most realistic in the entire series This after all seems to be the ultimate gift to the modern human new beginnings There s a ot of tension and angst in this book 6 in the Tales if the City serial making it in my opinion the best of the series so far Conflict between Mary and Brian Michael s escalating health issues under control but getting tenuous Anna mother and Mona daughter take a trip to Greece disapprove of each other s ife style Mary Ann s old beau and past resurface a wealthy philanthropist and his stunning I cannot stress enough how much I hate Mary Ann There were several times when I had to put the book down because I was so mad at her
*I Guess That Means *guess that means writings good I just uestion making the supposed ead character unbearable Michael is still amazing and makes me cry I ike Brian too and I hate that he oves Mary Ann despite what a bh she is Not my favorite for sure Hopefully we won t have to deal with her in the next book This is my favorite one so far It s also the shortest but Maupin packs in a ot of pathos There s a new evel of poignancy and maturity here It s still a funny and fun read but this is decidedly a political novel embodied by Michael s over Thack Sure of You definitely moved me I was tearing up when Michael thought he d developed KS don t worry that s not a spoiler especially considering the title of the next book in the series I was glad to see Mona played a sizable role here For a while I kinda felt Naked Choke like she d been written out And her relationship with Mrs Madrigal continues. Te yet subversively funny Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever writt. Armistead Maupin published the first Tales novel in 1978 and the sixth was published in 1989 Of course he has written a few in theast couple of years but I am going "TO HOLD OFF ON READING THEM "hold off on reading them now although I own themOverall I am glad I read these novels I had been meaning to read them for years and I m thankful Fenella picked the first one for our book club They made for uick entertaining stories I grew to know and care about the core characters in these six novels and it saddens me that the final book saddened me It felt ike it saddens me that the final book saddened me It felt ike of You and the penultimate Significant Others consisted solely of the characters bickering over and over again Luckily there were elements of these stories reminiscent of the earlier novels the fun Murder at the Mansion lighthearted first three before the character of AIDS entered the scene but mostly the focus was on the deterioration of relationships I had grown toove I know people change in the span of a decade but some of the characters became rather selfish and unlikeable read Mary Ann but I understand that someone has to be the bad guy and Not Every Fairy Tale Has every fairy Tale has happy endingI gave five of the six novels 4 stars which says a ot about my feelings for these books This particular review consists of a mere 2 stars You do the mathAm I glad I read Sure of You Yes although I don t need to read it again Another entertaining installment of Tales of the City This one includes humor pathos heart break temptation ove and the characters I ve come to know and Seductive Surrender love I would haveiked a bit about Mrs Madrigal but we did get of Mona and a strong focus on Michael We see sides of Mary Ann that we d hoped weren t there I Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, ll be getting 7 as soon as I can I really doove this series I have read a ot of reviews for this book and it seems ike there are two prominent opinions people are either really disappointed that Mary Ann became an unfeeling bitch or they have gone back through the series and declared that Maupin always intended her to be a se. In this the sixth and final self contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern ife a fiercely ambitious TV talk Lfish character For me I had seen her character taking a turn for the worse since the ast two books but that still doesn t make the dumping of her turn for the worse since the ast two books but that still doesn t make the dumping of her and friends a pleasant reading experience I also think Maupin took it a ittle too far with her character I could see her The Deepest Sin leaving her husband for New York buteaving her daughter without a second thought seems completely heartless especially since she makes no mention of ever planning on seeing her again Overall though I still mostly enjoyed this great cast of characters this book came
"Off As Pr The Final "as pr The final in original cannon has grown on me sine I first read it years ago Each of the many characters in the series gets a cameo in the story with the exception of about three from Connie to Prue and it gives a sense of who and what might been down the roadRereading the series and this book gave me a greater sense of how and why "Maupin Am Enjoying This Series So Much I Love The "Am enjoying this series so much I ove the and the story is weird enough to be true Love everything about it Here is where Maupin starts to get all sentimental on us and I just ove it We also get what the Tales books have never had before a villian that we can boo and hiss at And what do you know It s Mary Ann The book is a wonderful study in how relationships change and how we all develop over time The Mary Ann in this book seems a million miles away from the young ingenue that we met in Tales 1 and yet she IS one and the same Michael really comes into his own in this book too no onger an idealised Gay icon but a real flesh and blood man with all the insecurities and conflicting oyalties that we all must contend with The Tales books have come of age and just continue to get better from here on in It s testament to the writer s insatiable wit that the ast volume in the Tales of the City Chronicles ends with the main protagonists Mary Ann Mona Ana Madrigal Brian and Michael at the forefront no new characters added Michael s boyfriend was added in the pre. How host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco Wistful and compassiona.