Reader Review: This book isn't for everyone. The pace is fairly slow, and in a way not a lot happens. It's kind of a love story, where the lovers do not know who each other are, but create a series of gifts for each other which manifest in the circus. I thoroughly enjoyed it; I found it similar to Jonathan Strange (although not nearly as intricate) and as I had been searching for something similar for a while, this filled the need nicely.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RÊves , and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
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|Title of eBook: The Night Circus|
|Release Date: 09-13-2011|
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|Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
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Title: The Night Circus August 12, 2012 The Night Circus is a beautiful story. It is a book that grabbed me and held on, filled with dreams and whimsy. I began it with high expectations, and they were most certainly filled.
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Number of Comments: 6 Rating(s) 5 Review(s)
Reviewer: A reader from Hawaii
This is a book that appeals to all senses. You can almost smell the caramel, taste the popcorn, hear the crowds, see the performers, and feel the crowds.
The whole book is written in present tense. That might bother some, but personally, I've always loved present tense stories. It lends a sense of immediacy, of actually being there in the circus, that past tense cannot evoke.
A review really can't do it justice. I recommend it highly.
August 12, 2012
The Night Circus is a beautiful story. It is a book that grabbed me and held on, filled with dreams and whimsy. I began it with high expectations, and they were most certainly filled.
July 30, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from SEATTLE, WA USA
The Night Circus is a vibrant and detailed story. Morgenstern has keen imagination. The detail is perfectly wrought, drawing you into this magical world. A clever and solid plot, complex characters, a splash of romance, suspenseful and thrilling, I was entranced.
July 13, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Indonesia
Magical! Although I found the story to be predictable and the romance rushed teen-lit style. A bit stereotypical, too.
February 14, 2012
I would give this book a 3.5 if that were possible but rounded up. The writing was all about painting a picture and while the images were beautiful so many of them were a waste of time... over half the book I was trying to figure out the purpose of this "Circus" and the last half had so many extra characters added in that I lost track of which one was which. The book was fairly clean with only one curse word at the beginning (totally uncalled for) and an implied sex scene half way through. If you love circuses this is the book for you. The romance was on the back burner for most of the book and in my opinion the author had a stage to make this much more romantic than was achieved.
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