Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Memoirs of a Geisha

I just finished this, having borrowed it from Amber only on Friday, in a 200 page reading spurt this morning.

I did like it. The writing is often beautiful and the plot kept me interested. But it is also a book that made me uncomfortable.

This article does a better job than I ever would at articulating some of that discomfort.


Jen said...

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Film News said...

good points. i saw the movie and liked it, but that's because it's actually well made.

I wondered how authentic it actually was. They claim her eyes are blue to emphasize the water theme... but this article has shed some important light, and i'm not sure how much i believe commentary tracks anyway. they're a bit like taking an actor's word for how good a movie is that they star in.