Memories of a Geisha
I knew it's inaccurate, factually speaking, but given how popular it was and how it was praised by some of my friends, I wanted to give it a try. First pages and I was hooked. The story of little Chiyo was heart-breaking and engaging. I had so many expectations from her when she finally become a geisha. I wanted her to become a talented, strong, wise woman, I expected to see determination, woman power, I expected to see a love story to get my heart burning, I wanted to see poetry and suffering and longing.
But all I got was a self-centered, immature, annoying Sayuri who was obsessed with a married man who was thrice her age whom she barely exchange 2 words throughout the whole book. I was so annoyed with her, it was frustrating!
And what annoyed me the most. The freaking ending! She was such a bitch to the man who cared for her and instead of a punishment, she ended up with that man she was obsessed with. First of all, he fished her when she was 14. He was married with kids. He barely showed up in the book. And now I am supposed to ship them and be oh so happy for them....How about NO!
Oh! And apparently she become a geisha thanks to him asking Mameha to care for her. Even that was because of him!
My expectations were huge because I loved the books of the other Bronte sisters and this one was the most famous of them all. But what a disappointment! I hated every single one of those characters, I couldn't bear reading it until the end, but my roommate said that I shouldn't leave it unfinished. It was the most unlikable book I ever read. Even when you want to write a story about bad characters at least leave something likable to it so we can have something to look forward to. But nope, that book gave me nothing!
I come across a lot of nice romance quotes from the book, you'd say it is a great love story...but you have to be insane to name that story as a love story.