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The Night Listener I m a fabulist by trade, warns Gabriel Noone, a late night radio storyteller, as he begins to untangle the skeins of his tumultuous life his crumbling ten year love affair, his disaffection from his Southern father, his longtime weakness for ignoring reality Gabriel s most sympathetic listener is Pete Lomax, a thirteen year old fan in Wisconsin whose own horrific past has left him wise and generous beyond his years But when this virtual father son relationship is rocked by doubt, a desperate search for the truth ensues Welcome to the complex, vertiginous world of The Night Listener


About the Author: Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971 In 1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette He is currently writing a musical version of Tales of the City with Jason Sellards aka Jake Shears and John Garden aka JJ of the disco and glam rock inspired pop group Scissor Sisters Tales will be directed by Jason Moore Avenue Q and Shrek.Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.



10 thoughts on “The Night Listener

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed for Uniquely Pleasurable.First, a disclaimer This review covers the original publication of the novel and not the movie tie in version The movie varies substantially and is really rather dreadful from the original novel and it is unknown if the tie in version of the novel was rewritten to incorporate new information and or details found in the movie.The novel The Night


  2. says:

    After reading the book, I m not sure why the trailers for the movie tried to pass it off as a thriller it s not creepy or scary or anything It s a mind puzzle and a mystery, but I guess Hollywood thinks its audience won t enjoy something cerebral they did the same thing with Stephen King s Secret Window its advertising campaign puzzles me to this day The neatest thing about the book is that it s b


  3. says:

    Okay Within the first five pages, it became apparent that this book was about storytelling and truth and falsehood and embellishment Not only does the narrator, Gabriel Noone, tell the reader this point blank, but Armistead Maupin tells us that himself, by making the parallels between himself and his main character extremely easy to draw Okay, we think, here we have an equivalent Armistead Maupin, who has


  4. says:

    I thought I knew what to expect from this book, and how it would resolve itself, because I knew that it was based loosely on Maupin s relationship with Anthony Godby Johnson, the teenage boy who wrote the memoir A Rock and a Hard Place, a book I read and which affected me quite a bit both when I read it and when I found out years later that it might all have been a hoax Lots of famous people were taken in by the


  5. says:

    This might have got 5 stars if it hadn t been for the ending Once I picked it up, I couldn t bear tom put it down, I became so engrossed in the plotline and the mystery as to whether or not this boy really existed For me, fiction is at its best when the characters speak to something inside you and you can empathise with them and they become real You don t have to LIKE them, but you have to care about what happens I don t


  6. says:

    I watched the movie a lot when I was a teen, it hadof a creepy vibe to it This isbittersweet and kind of heartbreaking Amistead Maupin is a great storyteller, so I minterested in Tales of the City now.


  7. says:

    Knowing nothing of Maupin and even less of Anthony Godby Johnson, I read this book without any preconceptions and enjoyed it thoroughly, up until Pete s last phone call to the narrator, which seemed to me one twist too many At some level, this story reminded me of Walter Kirn s Blood Will Out , in that both books explore how a minor celebrity with lots of emotional baggage finds himself compelled to believe an unbelievable story In this


  8. says:

    A psychological drama billed as a psychological thriller, but definitely not a thriller in my opinion that s equal parts weird and mundane Gabriel Noone, a writer who has gained fame through a radio serialisation of his stories, is sent a copy of a harrowing memoir written by a young boy who has suffered serious sexual abuse and is dying of AIDS Moved by the story, he starts to talk to the boy, Pete, on the phone and the two develop a close rel


  9. says:

    The Night Listener is a very good example of how a mystery novel can shine without creepy settings and dark characters in action packed storylines This is a deeply moving, quiet and very emotional mystery that builds its enchanting plot lines with subtlety It prevails by keeping the main focus on wonderfully depicted character interaction.There isn t all that much story to the novel in fact, but still it feels like a very quick, compact read This is mo


  10. says:

    Not one of the Tales of the City books but equally brilliant A real mystery and a great ending, about which I will say no .


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