Friday 19 June 2015

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I will start by saying this: I gave this book five stars on Goodreads. 

I could end this review there, but I'm not going to, I am going to tell you exactly why I enjoyed this book so much, but first...

Memoirs of a Geisha is pretty self-explanatory. It tells the story of Sayuri, a geisha living in the Gion district of Kyoto, and the major incidents in her life. Now, I knew absolutely nothing about Geisha before reading this book, apart from in the episode of the Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure (I think) where they go to a tea house, but after reading this book, I found myself on Wikipedia (soz uni lecturers) reading about them for hours. I became utterly fascinated, all due to the book. It was absolutely captivating from start to finish, and I really felt like I was taken away to the world of the geisha, I read the book in a matter of days, I genuinely couldn't put it down. 

I would definitely, DEFINITELY recommend it to absolutely everyone. It's a beautifully written masterpiece. I love it. I'll shut up now before I embarrass myself, but, yeah, read this book.


1 comment:

  1. I read this a long long time ago but I really loved it too! Beautifully written and yep, I was googling geisha's afterwards to check how much was really true. It's such a fascinating culture.