The Short and Sweet review is: It is everything that you have heard. I went into this book thinking that there was no way for me to relate to this book. I hung on to each development with anticipation and delight. Buy it. It's a great book.
If your wondering if you should get this- GET IT! This is 1 of 2 of the best books I've read this year,the other being Kite Runner. The story is wonderfully written, the narration was perfect- I so lost the fact that this was fiction & that it was written by a man since the terms & the character were so feminie.
This book was excellent. I was late for work one day this week because I was sitting in the parking lot listening in my car. I couldn't pull myself away. Great story!
May be too slow for some but very hypnotic and poetic. I was thinking about the characters weeks later. I love it when a book does that to me!
Wow, what a story. I never thought that women who participated in this vocation underwent so much to reach the status. If you want to open up a door to a new understanding to the world of Geisha, please read this wonderful heartful story. It will make you laugh, cry, and sad. Most of all, you won't sit it down until its finished. Be careful, you'll listen to this one again. Great Story!
What a wonderful story. I feel as if I'd been given the keys to the Geisha house. This story combines art, history and love. The ending comments brought tears. A must read!!
This was a fabulous book, I can only hope that we have a part two in the works. I would like to learn more about here life after she came to the US.
I am an action/adventure or history book guy. I don't know why I picked this book but I'm glad I did. I thought it was a great story about a life totally different than anything I know (as an American). I am amazed someone recalls so much detail, but I'm glad this woman did. Kind of left me wondering who her son is (implied he is alive and living in the US). The life story actually works a lot like a plot with a good ending, too. I will probably be reminded of things in this book for a long time. I'm not sure the movie can top this, and might not want to ruin things be seing it.
I could not stop listening to this audiobook to the point that I found myself strolling for hours outdoors with my headset on, immersed in different world, instead of doing my schoolwork. FAscinating and well narrated story.
Well worth the listen. I can't wait now to see the movie. This selection brings you into the life of the Geisha and keeps you wondering what will happen next. It has all the twists and intrique of a ficitional novel. Characters are well defined and while looking at how many hours it is supposed to be I wish it was still going because it was worth every minute.