Rated of 5
by Jesselyn Yap
I am extreamely critical of books which proudly proclaim, "New York Bestseller List for over a year!" I find book like that are usually high over-rated anyway. So you can imagine my surprise and delight to find that "Memoirs of a Geisha" deserves every single week it spent on the Bestseller's List. Golden writes in a wonderful woman's voice so much so one can't hardly believe that the story is NOT something a geisha had dictated. Sayuri makes a wonderful modern heroine, and the story holds you captive from the very first page. Golden's prose is alluring and whimsical and he succeeds in capturing the essence of the Japanese language in English in ways never thought possible.