- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: HarpPeren; Auflage: Reprint (1. Januar 1900)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0060964049
- ISBN-13: 978-0060964047
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 20,3 x 13,6 x 2,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 62 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.386.058 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Tales of the City (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Januar 1900
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Since 1976, Maupin's Tales of the City has etched itself upon the hearts and minds of its readers, both straight and gay. From a groundbreaking newspaper serial in the San Francisco Chronicle to a bestselling novel to a critically acclaimed PBS series, Tales (all six of them) contains the universe--if not in a grain of sand, then in one apartment house.
"A consummate entertainer... It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly" (Edmund White The Times Literary Supplement)
"Maupin is a richly gifted comic author" (Observer)
"San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin" (Independent)
"Like those of Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Armistead Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials... it is the strength of this approach, with its fantastic adventures and astonishingly contrived coincidences, that makes these novels charming and compelling" (Literary Review)
This ebook is a very good example how it should not be done: The first impression was good, standard chapters work, cover included what you would expect of a good conversion. The text itself however is littered with errors, missing characters or even words (which are substituted by a "?"), stray breaks in the middle of sentences, sometimes _very_ arbitrary capitalization. Amazon (or whoever does the conversions) should really work on that.
On the upside, there's Maupin's usual incredible talent shining through - the plotting is tighter than ever, the characters are as loveable as ever (see above for the exception), his dialogue is unmatched by any other writer, the politics are laser sharp, and there are certain scenes which quiver with such restrained anger and tension that the hairs on the neck stand on end. It may not be as much fun as before, but like the wonderful Anna Madrigal, Maupin has matured with grace and style - and that alone earns the book five stars.
Maupin is at his witty and irreverent best in his depiction of the small details related to the life and times of his characters. The plot of this story, however, borders on the inane at times. There are too many unbelievable coincidences, too many fortuitous events and moments. I also have grown weary of the ever-present subtexts of gay/lesbian hipness and the shallow Wonderfulness of the transsexual Anna Madrigal. This all seemed kind of refreshing twenty years ago, but by now it comes across as tiresome and preachy. Of course, this book was written in the early eighties, so it may just be a case of the material becoming somewhat dated.
The book makes for a quick, easy, and fun read. Great literature, however, it's not.
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