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Japanese butterfly

Advantages: hard to put down, easy to read
Disadvantages: hard to put down!

...many of you will have heard of the book, Memoirs of a Geisha, just as I have. I've never really had much of an interest in the book, probably because my usual novel of choice would be crime fiction and also due to my lack of understanding of the ...

watkins11 10.10.2008 · Read full review
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An Evocative and Enthralling Tale of Geisha

Advantages: Wondeful and engaging tale
Disadvantages: Thought the end was a bit rushed

I purchased this book on a whim and it has sat in my bookcase for quite some time, I finally came around to reading it because I was having a spring clean and thought 'well, why not' I think maybe the whim why I purchased it is because it has a lovely ...

kitty17 19.03.2005 · Read full review
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The secrets of a geisha's life revealed

Advantages: Wonderfully written, interesting and mystical subject matter
Disadvantages: Ending felt a bit rushed

Memoirs of a Geisha has recently been released at the cinema and reminded me of a book I had never quite got round to reading yet. I went out and purchased the book with every intention of reading it before seeing the film, however things didn't quite go ...

maz2909 10.02.2006 · Read full review
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Transported to a lost world!

Advantages: The portrayal of an extraordinary world, and amazing, evocative writing.
Disadvantages: Unsure about the ending, but very fitting to the novel.

A few days before I was due to fly to the Maldives, for a week of reading and relaxation, I stumbled across this book in a charity shop. For the ludicrously low price of £1 and the shop assistants pleas that I really ought to read the book before even con ...

beckmeh 28.07.2008 · Read full review
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An enchanting story following the life of a Geisha

Advantages: beautifully descriptive story about an ancient tradition
Disadvantages: none

'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden is an enchanting story which follows the life of a beautiful, young Japanese girl named Chiyo in her quest to become a geisha. The story begins in 1929 in Chiyo's birth town of Yoroido, a small fishing village on the ...

helenmayclark 22.06.2005 · Read full review
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