It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.
©1997 Arthur Golden; Copyright ©1998 by Random House, Inc.
"Astonishing...Breathtaking...You are seduced completely." (Washington Post Book World)
"...a bravura performance, a first novel that provides a vivid view into a largely lost and secret world." (The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review)
I thought this was a very good book. I enjoyed it very much, though the first part was a bit boring and I had to make myself listen through it. Also, I for one really enjoyed the narrator - I thought she was very good and I could just picture an old Japanese lady telling the story.
Great book - I really enjoyed it. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator...boring voice. If it wasn't for the book being SO GOOD, I might have not been able to finish listening!
I never thought I whould enjoy audiobook so much, but I absolutly loved this one! The woman who reads the book is so great and you can picture the whole story.
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!!
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