There are so many sub-plots and each one fascinating - much like our own lives often are
multifaceted, so I would listen to it again; probably on a road trip.
The interweaving of lives that are totally alien to mine.
I have listened to them all - and I cannot say one is better than the other because they are a continuation of the lives of the characters that you meet in the first book.
Michael Tolliver - naturally!!!
Anyone who listens to this won't be disappointed - there are some explicit sexual descriptions but nothing that we don't already have access to in other forms of media. And if you totally don't like it, then fast forward! : )
The charm of the original books Tales of the City, invoked delightful characters in amusing situations; all relevant to their invented lives in 70's San Francisco. Revisiting these characters in the midst of middle age is as painful as the 20-year reunion of Dynasty. You just don't want to know that Michael Tolliver is still focused on sex, but now needs Viagra; that many of the original characters are mellowed, moved or dead. The story has absolutely no humor, quirky characters or story line that keeps one interested.... They all should have been left alone in our memories. Armistead should have found something like Viagra to excite his writing again. A major disappointment...couldn't wait to get it over with, and put the book where it rightly belongs... in the recycleables.