Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

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434 pages | first published 1997

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appeara...
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Moods

emotional 78%
reflective 56%
sad 42%
informative 35%
dark 22%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 20%
adventurous 16%
challenging 15%
tense 14%
mysterious 6%
relaxing 4%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 32%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 3%

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