Memoirs of a Geisha

9 08 2016

This was a lot easier of a read than I anticipated. I thought it might be difficult to get into because it might be similar to the language complexity of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet but Golden’s writing is accessible and flowery. It’s evocative and rich in imagery but a few too many similes and analogies for my taste.

People have also told me that I should name my book Memoirs of a Gaysian, which I think would be a terrible name (but funny!). That’s not why I read this book though. It’s listed on the expanded BBC’s list of 100 classic books so I thought I’d knock off another one. Up to 45 now!

Finally, I wanted to pose with this one wearing sunscreen since my sunscreen is thick and hard to spread so it makes me face look white like a geisha but I didn’t get the chance to do it this time. Just as well.

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