Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

fiction historical romance emotional reflective medium-paced

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 83%
reflective 49%
sad 36%
informative 34%
hopeful 21%
dark 18%
inspiring 17%
adventurous 14%
challenging 14%
tense 13%
mysterious 6%
relaxing 4%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 31%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 21% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.91