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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Beautifully written....a must read.

This book was amazing and a beautiful read. It felt like Chiyo and Sayuri were right next to me telling the story of their lives. Beautifullly witten. This book engulfs the reader in its own world and even the most relunctant readers will find that they can't put this b...
This book was amazing and a beautiful read. It felt like Chiyo and Sayuri were right next to me telling the story of their lives. Beautifullly witten. This book engulfs the reader in its own world and even the most relunctant readers will find that they can't put this book down. I told my friend who only read a book once in a while and she finished the book in about 4 days. The story pulls your heart strings and you will hold your breath to find out what happens next. It is one of those books that when you hear its name again you immediately smile and say what a good book it was. You'll find yourself reccommending it to all your friends and family.

posted by 444716 on November 25, 2008

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2 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Very Disappointing

The author is a fantastic writer. He has the ability to transport you into a different era and place. I feel like I have strolled the streets of Gion and visited the tea houses of Kyoto. However, the story was much longer then it needed to be and it lacked something I c...
The author is a fantastic writer. He has the ability to transport you into a different era and place. I feel like I have strolled the streets of Gion and visited the tea houses of Kyoto. However, the story was much longer then it needed to be and it lacked something I can put my finger on. The ending a unsatisfactory. Sayuri the most selfish person you'll ever meet, after all Nobu has done for her.

posted by Magdalena25 on January 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2000

    More to Documentary, Less to Memoir

    It is certain that the author has helped many Westerners to understand the life of geisha through this book. I do respect his hard work on researching the subject, but some passages are more like documentary than memoir. He should have used a third person to lead the story rather than Sayuri. Fun to read though.

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