The Night Circus

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Random House, Oct 1, 2012 - American fiction - 502 pages
260 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
I loved the visuals the words created. - LibraryThing
And the ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
A fantastic page turner that I couldn't put down. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Glennis.LeBlanc - LibraryThing

The book starts out amazing and I really fell into the world. The details about the circus and everyone involved in to sucked me into the world completely. As the two protagonists battle one another ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwormam - LibraryThing

Almost a five-star, but not quite - I loved this! The world of the circus is absolutely enchanting, and it sucks you right in. There is a lot of description, and I can see from some other reviews that ... 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.

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