Tales of the City was really enjoyable. It's one of those books where the time and setting (San Francisco in the 70s) are main characters. I had to look up a few of the pop culture references on Wikipedia – now I know what a "Girl Friday" is - since it was written before I was born.
The newspaper serial to book genre is always nice for reading in short bits. At the microwave at work, I could finish a chapter or two while my lunch was cooking. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. The large cast of quirky characters were such fun to read about, and the book doesn't have a definitive "ending." I kind of felt like I was reading a soap opera.
I put the PBS miniseries starring Laura Linney on my queue.
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