Review: Memoirs of a Geisha

I read this book over Easter – I’d picked it up cheap at HMV I think and it had been on my shelf for ages. I thought it was pretty good. I always find it a bit odd reading a book that’s in first person from the perspective of a woman, when it’s written by a man. I think you can always tell, you know? But other than that, it was entertaining, a bit riveting in places, a bit upsetting and times and to be honest, well, I don’t want to spoil the end, but I think that was probably my least favourite part of it.

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I watched the film not long afterwards (not all of it, I was just curious as to the actors and things) and wasn’t terribly impressed. The characters in the book come through much stronger than they do in the film.

Worth a read.

3.5/5