Day 23: A Book That Has Been On Your “To Read” List The Longest.

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Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden

Synopsis:

In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.

We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in 1929, she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child’s unusual blue-grey eyes. From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha’s elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow. She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O’Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work – suspenseful, and utterly persuasive.

I have been wanting to read this book for the past 7 or so years, and I just never got to it. Life just always seemed to get in the way. Life and the fact that I have yet to actually hold a copy of this book. I heard it’s amazing though!

Update: I’ll have a review up next week (hopefully) and after next week, I’ll probably start posting relatively regularly again! Midterm season sucks…

What books have you been procrastinating on reading?

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