The Night Circus

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Random House, Oct 1, 2012 - American fiction - 502 pages
691 Reviews

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:

Opens at Nightfall

Closes at Dawn

As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.

Le Cirque des RÍves

The Circus of Dreams.

Now the circus is open.

Now you may enter.

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Expertly-crafted, luxuriant prose. - LibraryThing
The plot was sluggish. - LibraryThing
Magical writing mixed with a fantastic, whimsical tale. - LibraryThing
A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
And the ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - pife43 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. Even though it changed time periods frequently, (noted at the beginning of each new chapter), it flowed nicely, was easy to follow, and had a great story. It is partly a love story ... Read full review

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User Review  - deadgirl - LibraryThing

This book is magical, enchanting, dazzling, surreal... The descriptive narrative is hypnotizing. I could see, taste, touch, even smell everything that the author described in her circus, and also ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as 'fairy tales in one way or another'. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

www.erinmorgenstern.com

Facebook.com/thenightcircus

www.nightcircus.co.uk

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