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Date Posted: 10:56:42 02/04/06 Sat
Author: Lynn H.
Subject: This was one of the most beautifully-written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It immersed me in a completely different culture and way of thinking. As you pointed out, there's a lot that's messed up in this world of geisha - and Sayuri's fairy tale ending feels exactly like a fairy tale - but that didn't stop me from enjoying this book. I read it first five years ago and just re-read it a couple of weeks ago to see if it held up to my memory. It's not "Outlander," but it still has a place on my keeper shelf.
In reply to: Syl 's message, "Memoirs of a Geisha" on 16:31:15 02/03/06 Fri


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[> I also had difficulty understanding why she was so in love with the Chairman. They had so few interactions together. I think you're right, he became a symbol. Then, that ending! Totally lost me. A much better book was Gail Tsukiyama's "Women of the Silk". It takes place in China, not Japan, but still opens up the mysteries of the Orient to the reader, and the characters are far more realistic. That said, I am planning to see the Geisha movie. -- JulieQ, 20:50:22 02/05/06 Sun

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[> [> When rewatching Disney's Cinderella after it came out on DVD recently, I had the same thought. "She doesn't even know him!" But that didn't stop me from enjoying the movie as a whole. I guess I don't mind if things in a story are realistic, as long as they are still enjoyable. -- Lynn H., 10:21:53 02/06/06 Mon

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