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)
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.
I frankly do not understand why this book is liked by so many. The story is long, and drags on for quite a while. Besides, methinks that a lot of the story has been left out - assuming that it is a life story. The picutre painted is a well-contained and a well-orchestrated one. Overall, I was very dissappointed with the book, especially given the great reviews that I got from most of my friends.
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.
Having already read the book I was somewhat hesitant to download and listen to it. The decision, it turned out, was a good one. The listening experience was far more rewarding then the reading....the narrator was excellent and she brought all the charactors to life. I was sorry to hear it end......I enjoyed it that much.....download and enjoy!
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