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literate AND page-turning,
By A Customer
This review is from: 28 Barbary Lane: A Tales of the City Omnibus (Hardcover)
This whole series is really fun, and also very
clever. In the Dickens tradition, Maupin
creates characters that you care about and
whose lives intertwine in the weirdest ways.
This is a series that you can abandon yourself
to, and not feel guilty about it. Maupin
chronicles the inhabitants of one San
Francisco abode, but his stories and characters
are not limited to that California city.
I recommend this series to anyone who wants a
good exhilerating read. It's one of those rare
books where you really need to know what will
happen next. His characters seem like someone
you know, even the off-beat ones like Mrs.
Madrigal. These people are wrastling with our
late 20th century times- something that everyone
can relate to, but I bet they will make you forget
your own problems for a little while.