Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is this week’s book recommendation.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Why should you pick it up?
Well, first of all, it’s historical fiction so that should be your first incentive. I think it is one of the best genres there is for us readers. But I do know it is difficult to sell historical fiction to all. Not everyone has the patience, I think. So, let me give you a few more reasons.
This book takes you intimately through the life of a geisha. It gives you a glimpse into a culture that is fascinating yet shows the ugliness that hides behind the rice-paper screens. Yes, an ugliness that many girls are taught to live with and even aspire to live through. It tells the story of a young girl from a fishing village and how her life turns out to be while learning the art of geisha. Personally, I found it fascinating and even tragic that girls were made to believe that beguiling the most powerful men was the way to a prosperous life, that their sole aim was decking up even if uncomfortable doing so and feeding the fancies of men who often had wives at home.
Read, it’s a book that will touch you at a deeper level.
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The book is available in Paperback and as a Kindle edition. So, what are you waiting for?
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