Memoris of a Geisha

@chikku (673)
India
December 16, 2006 2:07pm CST
Has anyone read Memoirs of a Geisha. If yes how did you find it. This book which has given me a lot of insight into the Japanese culture, about which i knew nothing.
8 responses
• Japan
20 Dec 06
HiChikku... what a sweet name... nways.. I read Memoirs of Geisha... when I came here to Tokyo.. came to know about this book from a friend called Deboshree, and I git it fom nearby Library.. I loked the book so much.. that now I am eager to vist Kyoto..
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@chikku (673)
• India
20 Dec 06
thanks for your response..
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I read this book and enjoyed it immensley. I have always been intrigued with the Japanese culture and this book just took me to the land of Japan. I was reluctant to see the movie but I was glad when I did. The book was much better, but I think that about all movies. LOL
@chikku (673)
• India
19 Dec 06
the books are always better because they give you lot more than the movie which has to tell the same dtory in a shorter span. And personally i like reading more than watching movies...
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Shogun  - James Clavell's   Shogun
James Clavell's Shogun did that for me . It is Set in the Japanese islands during the 1600s, The tale centers around three definitive people: the Englishman, John Blackthorne, whose ship crashed on an island; the powerful Japanese warlord Toranaga, who wants to learn more about the white-skinned stranger and where he came from; and the beautiful woman, Mariko, torn between two different men, each with different meanings of love and of life. In Shogun, the author introduces us to Japanese history and Japanese culture. Each custom we see as weird, the native Japanese see as a part of life, and so we are with Yabu when he decapitates a man. The narrative comes alive throughout the book, as words turn to pictures. The vividness of Japan through Clavell's eyes is also seen through our eyes.
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@chikku (673)
• India
17 Dec 06
very well written. are u into writing also...
• United States
11 Jul 09
It was a lovely, romantic novel, I loved it and haven't been able to find one as beautiful as MG. The book was descriptive, detailed, and beautifully written. Arthur Golden, the author, turned a poor, dirty little hut into a peaceful, and enjoyable simple part of life. His writting made me love the things he described, he wrote how a girl carried herself. Then the story itself was simply a wonderful fairly tale, it made me smile. So it all, it was great writing combined with magic love, and it became a great novel. I only hope Golden (who majored in english in Yale) would write another novel or some other author would write a book that was also this beautiful.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
17 Dec 06
pregnant husband - pregnant husband
I always did think that a husband should have his turn at being pregnant. There would never be another baby born if one did. It would be a way of population control.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
17 Dec 06
This was suppoed to be on another discussion noticed it on this discussion when I hit the buttom I appoligize
@shaggin (37817)
• United States
27 Jan 12
I am reading this book right now and I am on page 124. I am really enjoying this book. I feel she is living such a terrible life and I feel so bad for her. I want to take her away from what she is going to have to endure soon. I dont know that much about a Geisha but I really dont think it is a very nice life. I saw that this movie is at my local library so when I am done with this book and my friend is up visiting from arizona I cant wait to watch it with him.
@priality (43)
• Philippines
15 Jul 07
The book was fabulous. It was really told according to a geisha's eyes. How lovely.
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think it was one of the greatest books I have ever read. I learned a lot about the culture, but I was a little upset about how it was not based on a true story.