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Anyone read "Memoirs of a Geisha girl"--

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Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 31 Jul 2008 10:16

Read it some time ago,but it is one you never forget,and as you say,a real eye opener.

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 31 Jul 2008 09:37

~~~Loved the film...went out and bought the book....(but havent read it..!)...Will try and get to read I am sure films leave so much out..But loved the story..


LadyBarbara Report 31 Jul 2008 09:05

I also liked the book and thought it was better than the film, however saying that, I think the film was lovely to see the costumes and how they were dressed. Japanese girls are so slim and gentile don't you think??

Barbara xx

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 31 Jul 2008 01:21

What a weird coincidence...I've just added to Rosalyn's thread about reading books again - and mentioned that I'd love to re-read The Far Pavilions.
Now I've come back to this thread and The Far Pavilions has been mentioned more than once!!



R.B. Report 30 Jul 2008 23:33

Daughter & i sat and watched the dvd of it the other evening and both of us ended up crying............she bought me the book today.


CATHKIN Report 30 Jul 2008 23:00

That looks like a good book , just checked it on Amazon

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 30 Jul 2008 22:41

I read it a while back and thought it very good - bettr than the film. I'm now re-reading "The Far Pavilions" by MM Kaye and, like "Geisha", it's about self sacrifice and honour - concepts which none of us, me included, seems to know too much about these days!!


CATHKIN Report 30 Jul 2008 22:37

that`s okay


GRMarilyn Report 30 Jul 2008 22:29

Keeps mouth shut about books from now on !!

Sorry Ross,
Just realized you are still reading it.



lubby:)lou Report 30 Jul 2008 22:03

its my best book so far
did enjoy the film but left a lot out.
i have read the book 3 times
and the film twice and each time learn more of the culture.

i am not that sad!!! just dont like missing anything the first time around

will look out for the book carole .

x linda

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º Little Nanna Lynn °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º Little Nanna Lynn °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° Report 30 Jul 2008 21:56

one of my all time favourite books Ros,

quite enjoyed the film too, unusually



CATHKIN Report 30 Jul 2008 21:55

nope , didn`t --LOL
Ros xx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 30 Jul 2008 01:31

Marilyn, not sure Ros wants to know that at the mo lol


CMD Report 29 Jul 2008 23:45

I too liked this book.... the ending in the book is different to the ending in the film...
prefered the book.... but I always enjoy films with costume in....
cmd x


GRMarilyn Report 29 Jul 2008 23:37

Very fascinating book,

But a sad ending !!!



Bobtanian Report 29 Jul 2008 23:30

I once painted a picture(painting by numbers) of a Geisha 1960..........we still have it on our wall........



CATHKIN Report 29 Jul 2008 22:16



AnninGlos Report 29 Jul 2008 21:57

Read it some time back and enjoyed it. as you say eye opening.



CATHKIN Report 29 Jul 2008 21:55

I`m at the part where a certain activity is descibed as an eel entering a warm cave --LOL
Ros xx


Lindy Report 29 Jul 2008 21:52

Oh yes I did and enjoyed every minute of it...
I love to read about the different cultures and ways of life that is unknown to us...

I do so with an open mind as not everyone accepts or tries to understand different cultures no matter how primitive they are...

Lindy ;)))))))))))))))))))))