I read Memoirs of a Geisha this weekend – you can see my review here.
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it (I even dreamt about it) and just this morning I realized why: it left too much unresolved.
For one, she never found Satsu. Many authors would have reunited the pair in the end, but instead he left this wound open and completely unanswered. Secondly, Nobu got the shaft – big time – despite everything he did for her. That one really gets to me – he literally saved her life, and she STILL hurt him…in the worst way possible. Thirdly, they allude to but don’t really acknowledge or confirm the baby boy.
So, while it was a great book, I am not sure I’m such a fan of the lingering thoughts and aftermath. It’s almost like when you drink/eat something that tastes really good, but then it leaves a bad after taste…leaves you confused and unsure if you really enjoyed it, and whether it was really worth it.
I’m going to watch the movie to see if it portrays it any differently.
Have you read it? What did you think? Is the movie any different?
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