Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

fiction historical romance emotional reflective medium-paced

503 pages | first published 1997

Description

In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and ...
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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