fiction historical romance emotional reflective medium-paced

448 pages | first published 1997

Description

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's...
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Moods

emotional 82%
reflective 52%
informative 35%
sad 35%
hopeful 21%
dark 20%
inspiring 17%
adventurous 16%
challenging 12%
tense 12%
mysterious 7%
relaxing 5%
funny 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 31%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 49% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.91