Monday, September 7, 2009

I Don't Know Why I Avoided Reading Memoirs of a Geisha

It's a fantastic book in every way - there's a reason why it's so famous and why it was included on the BBC's Top 100 Book List (of which they believe the average person has only read 6.  As I very random side note, I've read 34 and am on my way to 35).

More than anything, it made me remember that writing is an art.  All his descriptions, similes, metaphors...everything was beautifully written and unique.  There was such life to this book that in the late nights I spent devouring every word on every page, I began to imagine I was actually Sayuri.

It's good - it makes me want to go back and comb through Shadow to make it just as alive as Memoirs of a Geisha.