When I stumbled upon Tales of the City in Gays The Word back in the early 1980s, it was the first time I’d read a gay book that seemed like a true work of literature. I read the whole series, and passed them round my entire circle of gay and straight friends. They were all delighted with them. I was quite surprised when it was turned into a TV series (not sure it worked as well in that format).
I guess the books might have dated by now. I’ll have to re-read them and see.
Agreed. And I felt the same way about John Rechy’s City of Night.
Anyone interested in a fabulously fun and poetic read, then go get and read his whole works. I first read them when they came out, and have revisited them every so often over the years. Like seeing old friends again. They are a chronicle of a time when things were so very different back then. Enjoy ;-)
I love the books and would recommend them to anyone.
The man has a wonderful gift for creating and nurturing lovable and human characters.
I thoroughly recommend all of his work
I loved this series but can’t get the DVD of Further Tales of the City. Is it available in teh UK at all?