Book Review of Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2


Reading this book was like being thrust into a different dimension. The mores and values were foreign, as is the time frame and culture.

Having said that, I loved being sucked into the world of 1800s geishas. The author never hit a wrong note and I cannot understand how he could have captured the essence of the geisha world so completely.

But don't think the plot doesn't move along. The story is great and his characters very believable.

And NO it's not chick lit, although I think more women than men will find it appealing. Would I read this again? Probably - in a few years.