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5.0 out of 5 stars More bizarre action for the residents of Barbary Lane
Further tales of the City jumps forward a few years from More Tales of the City, but most of our favourite characters are still there; the residents of 28 Barbary Lane; Anna Madrigal's children. The improbable events and unlikely coincidences continue with unabated abandon, but this is part of the charm of the stories. But what holds the book together is the skilful way...
Published on 13 July 2007 by Benjamin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest link in the chain
Didn't like this one much at all, though read it for continuity and of course the occasional flash of brilliance. How the heck did Mary Ann get to be a presenter from being a secretary? This was never explained! Please enlighten me! Hated the whole silly Jonestown stuff too. But I love the characters and wanted to see how they were doing, so read on!
Published on 10 May 2000


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3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest link in the chain, 10 May 2000
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Didn't like this one much at all, though read it for continuity and of course the occasional flash of brilliance. How the heck did Mary Ann get to be a presenter from being a secretary? This was never explained! Please enlighten me! Hated the whole silly Jonestown stuff too. But I love the characters and wanted to see how they were doing, so read on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars More bizarre action for the residents of Barbary Lane, 13 July 2007
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Further tales of the City jumps forward a few years from More Tales of the City, but most of our favourite characters are still there; the residents of 28 Barbary Lane; Anna Madrigal's children. The improbable events and unlikely coincidences continue with unabated abandon, but this is part of the charm of the stories. But what holds the book together is the skilful way that Maupin involves all the regular characters in the main plot; and main plot there certainly is (with a Jonestown connection), a plot which keeps one guessing to the end.
It's every bit as good as and possibly even funnier than its predecessors; highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best in the series but still good, 26 April 2010
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Another fantastic book from Maupin in the `Tales of...' series. You could read this book on its own but it is much better if you have read the previous two. All of the favourite characters are back, the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, Anna Madrigal's children and new faces in more tales of their day to day life. If you liked the other books, you will like this one also. A good, funny, heart-warming read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The third installment - just as good!, 7 May 2009
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The last of the trilogy of titles including Tales of the City, Further... is another fantastical reality-based romp with the characters of the first two installments.

The juxtaposition of stories based around so much coincidence revolve neatly with the matter-of-fact areas of life. Also, there is an "unnamed" movie star who is met by the principle gay character, Michael Tolliver, which merely adds to the crossover of fantasy and realism.

I've never liked fiction before I started reading this set of books, sparked by mild interest in the TV series many years ago but more to the fact that its everyday depiction of many lifestyles draws you into its world.

As all good books should, it stands alone in its story but reading the two book prior to this will help fill some gaps. An excellent, absorbing read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maupin's Masterpiece - You'll have to read it!!!, 22 Nov 1998
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Sequels rarely live up to their predecessors, Armistad Maupin does it yet again and as if by the tap of a typewriter key produces another excellent chapter in the Barbary Lane saga.
Most of the original characters are here together with a "forum" of new ones who keep you guessing right until the very end.
Quite simply if you liked Tales and More Tales you will love this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Jun 2014
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Rated with More Tales of the city
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrificly paced, 14 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Further Tales Of The City (Tales of the City series Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
As the series progresses the characters are well formed. Good illustrative prose and imagery about the locations and developing plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 9 Jun 2014
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Having just been to San Francisco l could relate to many of the places mentioned. Enjoyed the storyline and characters; have known about the author for many years when the books were very much in, however never got round to reading them. Glad l have now, will probably read the whole series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a pleasurable sequel, 20 Mar 2014
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A nice continuation of the first two. Easy to read, heart warming, but no great masterpiece. Save as a comfort read on a rainy day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The tale goes on, 12 Jan 2014
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Great story, very emotional and reflects the times. Recommended it to many of my friends and bought it as presents.
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