Title: Tales of the City
Author: Armitead Maupin
Publication Date: 1978

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
I’ve been interested in reading this series ever since I saw the television adaptations. It’s been a while since I’ve seen those, now, so I find it difficult to make too many direct comparisons. But I daresay the books are at least on par with what I remember of the teleplays.

What I love about Maupin’s writing is the way he is able to connect the reader to the characters right away. It didn’t take long to get pulled into the world that he’s created for these people and to ride along on their journey. While the story shifts frequently between the characters and their perspectives, it’s never a jarring transition and everything seems to build together toward some rather surprising ends. Definitely prepared to pick up the next book in the series.