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I have not read this book, but I have read the original book "Memoirs of a Geisha", and seen the movie, both several times. I can say that you won't regret reading or viewing anything to do with the book or the movie.A wonderful "vacation" to WW2 Japan, into the sizzling and competitive culture of the apprentice and actual "Geisha girls".I had thought I had a grip on what a "geisha" was, but I realize now that I had no earthly idea!A geisha is not simply a girl who dresses up really pretty, like...
If you are currently reading or about to read "Memoirs of a Geisha" this is a gorgeous visual refrence from the film. True, the movie and pictures kinda blow-it for the imaginative reader, but if you are anything like me who is facinated by the beauty of the ancient japanese culture, you will not be disappointed by these stunning pictures captured from the film. It also puts what is happening in the book into visual perspective.
Though I would not categorize this as a "fun, light, beach read," I thoroughly enjoyed the book. This book provides a memoriable portrayal of Gieshas.
This was a really poignant book. I loved learning all the history about geishas.
I usually don't buy movie books, but I opened an exception for this one, and never regretted it. Gorgeous.
I liked the history. The premise of the book not so much. The culture was amazing and I liked that. I would not recommend this to anyone young. It was definitely adult content.
Read the book before you see the film.
Absolutely cherish this novel .. one of a kind .. such rich melancholy yet gratifying .. dejected at the realization of completing the novel.