Sunday, 7 August 2011
Mary Ann In Autumn
The series began thirty years ago (Jesus! was that really thirty!), and this time around I felt that I'd grown up along side the characters in the book, my life (like most of us), paralleling some of the extraordinary twists and turns of those of Michael Tolliver, Mary Ann Singleton, Mrs Madrigal and the gang, (well I guess over thirty years, somethings got to happen - though I'm avoiding the sex change op!!).
So, if you are heading away for a break, or have time on your hands at home, grab the book and settle down for some new experiences with some old friends - no-one gives you life quite like Amistead Maupin, and in the end, life is just fine.
Also, I loved the artwork on the UK cover by Gregg Kulick - I need an airline ticket to San Franciso NOW!