I have read a lot of reviews for this book and it seems like there are two rominent opinions eople 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 selfish character For me
I had seen her character taking a turn for the worse since the last two books but that had seen her character taking a turn for the worse since the last two books but that doesn t make the dumping of her family and friends a leasant reading experience I also think Maupin took it a little too far with her character I could see her leaving her husband for New York but leaving her daughter without a second thought seems completely heartless especially since she makes no mention thought seems completely heartless especially since she makes no mention ever The Crown planning on seeing her again Overall though I still mostly enjoyed this great cast of characters this book came off asretty depressing I m getting ready to read Michael Tolliver Lives and I hope that will make up for the last couple books in this series Another entertaining installment of Tales of the City This one includes humor Über Nacht pathos heart break temptation love and the characters I ve come to know and love I would have liked 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 ll be getting 7 as soon as I can I really do love this series Armistead Maupinublished the first Tales novel in 1978 and the sixth was ublished in 1989 Of course he has written a few in the last couple of years but I am going to hold off on reading them for now although I own themOverall I am glad I read these novels I had been meaning This is my favorite one so far It s also the shortest but Maupin acks in a lot of athos
there s a new level of oignancy and s a new level of Everything But The Girl poignancy and here It s still a funny and fun read but this is decidedly aolitical novel embodied by Michael s lover 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 layed a sizable role here For a while I kinda felt like she d been written out And her relationship with Mrs Madrigal cont. In this the sixth and final self contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life a fiercely ambitious TV talk Inues to get stronger which is great to see always great to see of Mrs M On the other end of the spectrum Mary Ann s slide into despicable territory The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture picked up huge momentum here I won t give anything away but if you ve been following the series you won t be surprised by the development There are still two book left andotentially a new one this year but these first six feel like a unit They were ublished in 2 3 year intervals whereas the next one didn t come out until 2007 In a
WAY I FEEL LIKE I VE I feel like I ve a whole life in the last six weeks as I made my way through these Tales I ll be sad when they re overIf you liked this make sure to follow me on Goodreads for reviews I cannot stress enough how much I hate Mary Ann There were several times when I had to ut the book down because I was so mad at her I guess that means the writings good I just uestion making the supposed lead character unbearable Michael is still amazing and makes me cry I like Brian too and I hate that he loves 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 There s a lot 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 life style Mary Ann s old beau and ast resurface a wealthy hilanthropist and his stunning wife waltz through creating conflict Just a
slice of life episode It s testament to the writer s of life episode It s testament to the writer s wit that the last volume in the Tales of the City Chronicles ends with the main Love Letters protagonists Mary Ann Mona Ana Madrigal Brian and Michael at the forefront no new characters added Michael s boyfriend was added in therevious and less successful of the novels Significant Others Eat to Beat Illness plus a returning character from book II stirs up thelot We get to down to the basic blocks the glue that has kept all these characters in each other s company in the first lace We feel nostalgia for the beginning stories with their naivete now fully replaced by a wisdom that only co. How host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco Wistful and compassiona.
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at last this is Surely the most realistic in the entire series Thislast this is Surely the most realistic in the entire series This all seems to be the ultimate gift to the modern human new beginnings Here is where Maupin starts to get all sentimental on us and I just love It We Also Get What The Tales Books Have Never We also get what the Tales books have never 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
this book too no longer an idealised icon but a real flesh and blood man with all the insecurities and conflicting loyalties that we all must contend with The Tales books have come of age and just continue to get better from here on in Am enjoying this series so much I love the characters and the story is weird enough to be true Love everything about it The final book 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 did what he did with the story Even though I still wihs for better happy ending for the characters art of the theme of the book is growing up and learning to make adult decisions which can balance between selfless and selfish I do wish that Mary Anne and Anna each had made better choices for themselves but i understand why and what they do It helps that some of these story threads are cleared up in the additional books that and my own jaded viewpoint helpsIn the end I wish Mona had gotten a slightly better send off than she did Especially since this really is the last time we spend any serious face time with her I also wish that there had been some moments about Edgar Halycon as well as the grandchildren but Maupin seems to have left out mirth and memories for the real world Which kind of sucks. Te yet subversively funny Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever writt.in this book too no longer an idealised