Khalid’s review of Memoirs of a Geisha > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Kemler51 (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

Kemler51 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.


message 2: by Alanoud (last edited Nov 19, 2008 04:19PM) (new)

Alanoud a veeery nice review :)

as for the way the author talks about U.S, i felt it was just a bias perspective.


message 3: by Christin (new)

Christin 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.


message 4: by Tilly (new)

Tilly 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!


message 5: by suhair (new)

suhair couldn't say it better myself,great review =)


message 6: by Clif (new)

Clif 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).


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

A Well written review that made me wanna read the book :) !


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie Ross Very true Khalid


message 9: by Alaleh (new)

Alaleh K Yo


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