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Michael Tolliver Lives! [May. 4th, 2007|11:53 am]
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I am very excited and looking forward to Armistead Maupin's new release sometime in June. Are there other Armistead readers out there?


[User Picture]From: toddmichael
2007-05-04 05:30 pm (UTC)
I have only read The Night Listener, but loved it.
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[User Picture]From: bearistab67
2007-05-04 05:47 pm (UTC)
I have read his Tales of the City series, all three of them at least a couple of times. They are SO good. And the mini series they did for them turned out very well.
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[User Picture]From: arktos62
2007-05-04 07:18 pm (UTC)
I devoured all of these books in the 1990s, so I'll be among the first in line for the new one. Thanks for keeping us informed!
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[User Picture]From: bearistab67
2007-05-04 07:30 pm (UTC)
Not a problem. Glad to hear from other avid Armistead fans! This one should be a good one too. Quick synopsis: "Mouse" is in his 50s with HIV.
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[User Picture]From: huxbear
2007-05-07 11:28 am (UTC)


I did a little [[squee! dance]] when I heard that he was releasing another "Tales" book -- granted, he's making a big point of it *NOT* being "...another Tales book..." but it is...shut up! It IS! [[cries]]

Yeah. I read all of 'em on the bus going to and from school and work in the 80's and early 90's... They rock. :o)
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[User Picture]From: bearistab67
2007-05-07 11:37 am (UTC)

Re: [[nods]]

I am really looking forward to this book. PLUS I heard there will be some characters from Tales that will be in this book. It's hard not to call it another Tales book.
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[User Picture]From: huxbear
2007-05-07 01:45 pm (UTC)


I'm tottally with you on that point, that's for sure... If it's "set in the same 'world' as ____" it's a "____ book", face it... ;o) It's like J.K.Rowling releasing a new series of books focussing on Ginny Weasley and getting upset when people call 'em "The new Harry Potter books"... [/book-nerd] ;o)
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[User Picture]From: expostbear
2007-07-05 03:13 pm (UTC)

Great Read

I know I'm coming in on this a bit late, but I got Michael Tolliver Lives a few weeks ago and read it in about two days. Makes me want to go back and read all the 'Tales' books.

I loved them all so much and had a big crush on Michael. I literally had a tingle run down my spine when I picked it up in the book store.

I found myself laughing out loud and choking up in parts of the book. I get a bit sentimental about it, I guess.

If you like Tales, I definitely recommend it.
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[User Picture]From: bearistab67
2007-07-05 03:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Great Read

No worries. I STILL need to pick this book up! I have SO much summer reading this year; which is great. I would rather be reading versus sitting in front of my laptop or watching TV.
It sounds like realyl enjoyed the book. I read the whole series again about a year ago. I cannot get enough of it. Looking forward to reading this book.
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[User Picture]From: hairymanlover
2007-08-14 06:22 pm (UTC)
I was lucky enough to read this while on holiday in San Francisco earlier on this year - that was quite a big deal for a Brit who has read all the others in the series too, it seemed to come alive even more there. I really enjoyed it but they are such easy reads it was over way too soon. Definitely one to revisit in the future...

Hope you like it too.
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[User Picture]From: bearistab67
2007-08-14 11:22 pm (UTC)
I am sure this one is another great Armistead book. I have so many others I am trying to read. I need to stop buying books and get going! LOL
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