Book Reviews of The Lady and the Monk : Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)

The Lady and the Monk : Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures)
The Lady and the Monk Four Seasons in Kyoto - Vintage Departures
Author: Pico Iyer
ISBN-13: 9780679738343
ISBN-10: 0679738347
Publication Date: 10/27/1992
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Lady and the Monk : Four Seasons in Kyoto (Vintage Departures) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love reading Pico Iyer...he really does a great job of making you see the places he describes. I've posted his book on Cuba also-- Cuba and the Night: A Novel. He wrote this book on Japan after his time in Cuba. These 2 books are great bookends-- read the Cuba one first, then Japan, for an entertaining contrast in vibes of two different places!
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Helpful Score: 2
I mostly enjoyed this book but the side story with the woman friend started to wear a bit tedious. I found myself skimming over those sections. Other parts were very engaging and he certainly writes well which kept me reading through to the end. Overall, it's an enjoyable book.
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A wild visit to Japan by the great travel writer Pico Iyer.
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Although I love books of Japanese culture, I could not get into the story and/or book.