In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.
- The story was interesting, but it was very slow and some parts were boring.
- The MC would go on and on in these monologues about trivial things, and it got old.
- For a book about a Geisha, I thought it was pretty clean. There were some uncomfortable moments, but overall it is fairly clean.
- I thought the ending was a little convenient. It wrapped up all nice and happy, and it just didn't seem believable.
- I enjoyed reading about the Japanese customs and culture.
- I enjoyed the first half of the book better than the second half. I got bored of the character and the writing.
- I don't understand Sayuri's obsession with the Chairman. I understood her teenage crush/infatuation, but it should have worn off when she was 30. I felt like Sayuri never really matured or grew up. She didn't have the finesse and wisdom like Mameha, and I was expecting her to become more like Mameha.
- I'm glad I read this, but I probably wouldn't pick it up again.