The Night Circus

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Random House, Oct 1, 2012 - American fiction - 502 pages
712 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 Rêves

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
The romance badly done with no character development. - LibraryThing
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Nickidemus - LibraryThing

The Basics Marco and Celia are magicians, for lack of a better term. They are dueling in order to discover who is superior, though they are less like warriors and more like pawns. Their “battlefield ... Read full review

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User Review  - mitchma - LibraryThing

There are plenty of reviews outlining the plot, so I won't rehash that. This is a beautiful, quirky, whimsical book. There may not be as much character development as one might like, but the world ... 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

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www.nightcircus.co.uk

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