Khalid's review of Memoirs of a Geisha
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Jun 25, 2007 06:55am
I read this amazing exotic book several years ago after my friend gave it to me for Christmas...I loved the poetic quality but also the brutal truth of the historic accounts. Simply one of the most riveting books I have read.
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Nov 19, 2008 04:12pm
a veeery nice review :)
as for the way the author talks about U.S, i felt it was just a bias perspective.
Oct 10, 2009 07:40am
You should mark this review as having spoilers. I got to, "The destruction of Hatsumomo was, in my opinion, the brightest point in the story." and felt a little betrayed. I haven't read it yet, so thanks for telling me part of the ending.
May 11, 2010 06:18pm
I agree with a lot of the points in this review and especially enjoyed the idea that the reader is emotionally 'torn' in a way between their dislike of the geisha proffession and their desire for chiyo to succeed in becoming one. Very clever writing by golden, I was astounded that an american man had written this book and loved reading it!
May 30, 2011 01:48pm
couldn't say it better myself,great review =)
Feb 06, 2012 09:44pm
Concerning the depiction of America, I think it was a different place then than now. WW2 spawned the overwhelming self-righteousness that has us running all over the world telling people how to live (like us).
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