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Writers: Arthur Golden

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    An emotional and educational journey

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    I found this a really emotional read which had me in tears at certain points. As well as an enjoyable read I gained valuable information about a culture I previously knew nothing about. I think this book would appeal to all, portraying the journey of a brave young girl who faces many difficulties to ultimately find love and come out on top. I felt genuinely attached to the main character Sayuri due to the deep emotional involvement created by a narrative which speaks directly to the reader. If you have seen the film, don

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    a peek into a disappearing world...

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    highly enjoyable portrayal of events, though the introduction has convinced many that the events are 'the truth' rather than a historical re-creation of events through the journey of an entirely fictional character... there were a couple points where i personally felt unconvinced of the main character's actions/decisions, and felt that it was more of a man's interpretation of what a woman would do, rather than a woman telling her own story about actions taken or decisions made in her life... but the language that golden employs is highly descriptive, allowing you to really get under the skin of particular characters and to get lost within a world that no longer exists in the same manner as it did decades ago...

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