Top critical review
Supurb descriptions and characterizations. Weak ending
on February 22, 2000
This book is overrated. If you want to read positive reviews, read the other reviews since I agree with many of them: the character is rich, the authentic descriptions of the geisha life is exoticly captivating, down to the last silk sash. However, the bad part is the ending: the novel does not end...it just stops. I think it is because (stop here if you do not want the ending spoiled) the protagonist does not find the solution herself; rather it is done for her by the man who she had been after almost all her life.