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Memoirs of a Geisha (Random House Large Print) - Community Reviews back

by Arthur Golden
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CalT
CalT rated it 1 year ago
Reading other reviews I had expected more of this book but it just didn't grab me in the same way as some of the author's earlier works. I found the face too slow and plot development somewhat predictable.
Bridget Reads
Bridget Reads rated it 1 year ago
Finally finished it after putting it down so many times over the last couple months or so. I did enjoy it and was enjoying it at the time but it's a heavy book for me personally, so I kept having to put it down. It ended the way I wanted it to. How she went about things some may not agree with, but ...
Incomplete Tales
Incomplete Tales rated it 1 year ago
I have no idea how to begin this review, nothing I can possibly say will adequately measure how beautifully enchanting the writing was. Without looking at the context and any possible controversies surrounding how this book came to be, I thought this novel was a mesmerizing read from start to finish...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 1 year ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #2: A book set in a different continentThe more historical fiction I read, the more I wonder whether it's just not the genre for me, even though I like history and the ability to travel "back in time" through reading.But despite all the accolades this book has ...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 2 years ago
Phew, it's nice to cross off a title that's been on your TBR list for ages and ages. I can certainly understand and appreciate the critical and commercial acclaim for this one... but I feel like I should confess that it wasn't my personal favorite. I'm not sure quite why, other than it just didn't f...
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it 2 years ago
Now known by her geisha name, Sayuri tells a story of her childhood in her tipsy house; of friends and a certain enemy within the okiya; her struggles; of being a geisha before and after the second world war; of love, and her life after her days of being a geisha were over. At nine years old Chiyo...
Vailia's Page Turner
Vailia's Page Turner rated it 2 years ago
Absolutely beautiful! This story was so rich and vivid. With attention to personal details, you could almost think this is a real memoir. from her childhood as Chiyo, her days as a maid and finally her transformation into Sayuri and her life as a geisha. It was a remarkable, heartfelt journey. ...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it 2 years ago
A really good and fascinating read about one woman's life as a geisha prior to and following World War II. I'm a sucker for World War II books/films and I loved that this one was set in Japan—a country I've always been fascinated with. The only reason I didn't rate this book five stars was because t...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 3 years ago
- D'après-moi, madame, Hatsumomo ne lui prête pas plus d'attention qu'à une feuille qui se serait posée dans la cour."Rien n'est plus noir que l'avenir, sauf le passé, peut-être."
Reads and Needs
Reads and Needs rated it 3 years ago
Memoirs of a Geisha was a book I first heard about in my 12th grade after a classmate's book report. At the time it seemed like a book that I would find fascinating, however upon picking it up years later, I found that the novel fell short of my expectations. It was such a shame that after all this ...
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