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charlie posts on 9/1/2005 9:05:23 PM i find in all her books .gail finds the good in her characters and leads you through a meriad of adventures,trials ,valleys and peaks of human life . the samurai is no different i found the tragedies that all incured were both realistic and necessary for the characters .in becoming the pillars of strenght and the human touch they all possesed. great job ! charlie
BOO!! posts on 8/24/2005 8:05:49 PM this book was not a very good read, if you dont like to think to much which i dont. it has so much symbolism its like honestly just get to the point. i hate when authors do this. i had to read it for school so i wouldn't recommend it to any one just for the fun of it
Bob Foote posts on 7/28/2005 11:13:58 PM My favorite scene in Samurai's Garden is when Sachi tells Stephen the story of her life in the garden.

BlackDragonDiva posts on 6/16/2005 4:26:13 PM I just finished this book last month. I was looking for the name of the main charactor so I could use it on a school test. But to help the other students using this book, there's so much symbolism and its so deep. The storm and the main Charactor [his name is..?!?!] going unconscious during it, I think symbolizes his rebirth. afterward, his health imporves and he becomes stronger. I think the white [although I missed that in the book myself] would show renewal, how he's starting over. Mastu, I think, is the samurai. he possesses all the traits of the bishido code of honor samurai's had back in the revolutionary times. I love the symbolism connected to Sachi's garden. the plain, almost ugly rocks made something beautiful. just like her and the other lepers. she felt as though no longer human. I think the rocks connect her to the 'monster' that ravages her skin. the flowers, such as in Mastu's garden, are humanity. there are those blue flowers that grow in Sachi's garden, I think to symbolize her still-existing humanity. Both her and Mastu are such deep charactors, its hard not to love them. The ocean as well, is symbolic. it seems to wash away the main charactor's illness and the weakness that infests his body. and he meets Keiko there, a sign of new hope. This story is wonderful, and I recommend it to all! if only I could remember the main charector's name! +J+
aNjaLi posts on 3/24/2005 9:29:57 PM I totally agree with the Samurai being Sachi- caus its more under the surface- but I dont really understand why. She is strong- but she doesn't really hold up the story. There is a lot of symoblism in this book- and it got me confused- what does the darkness symbolize- what about the color white- the white pearl diver- the white sun- the white street to the village- does it symbolize purity. I'm just not sure. HELP PLZ!!
bob posts on 2/3/2005 11:00:39 PM can you give me a review of book I got confused (for an exam in school please help)
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