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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 08:02 PM
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Armistead Maupin's new book is Tales of the City sequel
Armistead Maupin has a new book coming out next Tuesday (6/12/07). It is titled "Michael Toliver Lives".

The book brings us up to date on Michael (Mouse) Toliver. Mouse is now 55 years old and going strong. Many of the characters from the "Tales of the City" series will appear in the book.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/860000286/post/1630007963.html#comments


I really enjoyed "Tales of the City". I read each one as they were published, starting in 1978. I am thrilled that Mr Maupin is giving us another peak at his beloved characters.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 08:09 PM
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1. Cool! I bought all the Tales in one book when I was on vacation last year.
Now I can read them through and look forward to another!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 08:59 PM
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2. I read everything Armistead Maupin writes. "Maybe the Moon" is my favorite.
He writes, I read. It's that simple.
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 09:52 PM
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3. I have read all of them also.
I wish he was a little more prolific. Of course, that's what we want all are favorite authors to be. ;)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-07 07:01 PM
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4. Tales of the City, thankfully, was dispensed over years.
What was your opinion of The Night Listener?

Or, my favorite, Maybe the Moon?
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-07 08:36 PM
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5. So I just finished it....I laughed I cried
Edited on Tue Jun-12-07 08:36 PM by MadAsHellNewYorker
it was just amazing.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 11:03 PM
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6. Well, I finally got around to reading "Michael Toliver Lives".
It was good to have an "update" on everyone. Armistead is such a good writer, I wish he "put out" more.

This is a must for any fans of "Tales".
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 11:50 AM
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7. It is fantasticl to have a new book
The trouble with rereading the original series so many times is that you eventually get it memorized, so you don't get the wonderful laughs of surprise and recognition anymore. But you still get the wonderful stories and characters.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 12:30 PM
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8. i've already read it -- and it's very good.
it's no where near as good as the original -- but what i like is the exploration of gay men in the post epidemic times -- and that they are older.

he does a great job of exploring familial complexities and a great examination of the lives and families that we build outside of our biological ones.

there are deep issues there -- not deeply explored but still touched on.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 03:53 PM
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9. My, my, my.
Maupin isn't pulling any punches, is he? From the link:

On the first page, Michael runs into a man on the street he hasn't seen in almost two decades. He doesnt remember the man's face. "What I remembered--all I remembered after nineteen years--was his dick. I remembered how its less-than-average length was made irrelevant by its girth. It was one of the thickest I'd ever seen, with a head that flared like a caveman's club. Remembering him was a good deal harder. Nineteen years is too long a time to remember a face."


:spray:

Oh dear God. I must read this one.

:rofl:
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