The Night Circus

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Random House, Oct 1, 2012 - American fiction - 502 pages
746 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
A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing
And the ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
Great first effort by a talented writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - tenaciousreader - LibraryThing

This was an enjoyable read. A little different than my typical books, but that is certainly not a bad thing. In fact, this is the only book I have read labeled 'Fantasy' that I would not hesitate to hand to anyone of my friends that do not read fantasy and say I think they would enjoy it. Read full review

Wonderful Novel!

User Review  - Sampurna Ray - Flipkart

I purchased this as a gift for my friend, after reading it myself. It is a must-read for fiction fantasy lovers, and for people who love beautiful prose. Thank you flipkart for delivering it exactly on my friend's birthday! 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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