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THE NIGHT CIRCUS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic.The world's not big enough for two wizards, as Tolkien taught us—even if that world is the shiny, modern one of the late 19th century, with its streetcars and electric lights and newfangled horseless carriages. Yet, as first-time novelist Morgenstern imagines it, two wizards there are, if likely ... Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

When I was at the BookExpo America publishing convention earlier this year, I kept bumping into the same fancifully attired young people. Dressed in elaborate blackandwhite costumes, they were handing out snacks advertising the forthcoming publication of Erin Morgenstern's THE NIGHT CIRCUS. I had never heard of the author, and when I learned that this was, in fact, her debut novel, I was even more ... Read full review

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User Review  - kell1732 - LibraryThing

When people ask if I liked this book, the only response I can give them is a shrug of the shoulders and an "eh". Granted this is better than a glare at the mention of the name followed by an ... Read full review

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User Review  - JosP - LibraryThing

I love this story. The writing was impeccable. It made me feel like I was truly at the circus inside one of the tents. The book was a little confusing at times because you go back and forth between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ahopkinsbibliomaniac - LibraryThing

Love,Love LOVE this book. Love the magical,romantic, enticing and mysterious story Erin Morgenstern has weaved. The book is a dinner, a show and desert. It's title is as it suggests a circus ... Read full review

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User Review  - SusieH5 - LibraryThing

A truly magical, wonderful read. The night circus turns up, unannounced, and is only open at night. Word of mouth alone brings in its audience. An illusionist is told she is to be in direct ... Read full review

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User Review  - voracious - LibraryThing

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when ... Read full review

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this was one of my most favorite books because it breaks the boundary of your average life and opens up a realm of new possibility's that break what this world can become

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All it took was reading the back cover and I was hooked. I knew that I had to read this book as soon as possible. I borrowed it from the library and finished it in two days. I loved every second of it. This is the kind of book one comes across but rarely, and it is remembered forever.
I have read some reviews of people that say there is no plot and that the characters are flat but I don't think that is true. I was intrigued from the very beginning and had a hard time putting the book down for just a little while to eat or sleep.I became very attached to all the characters and the third-person presetn tense was, though confusing in a few places, one of my favorite things about the writing style.
One gets the sense of wonder when stepping into the tents for the first time, smelling that carmel, tasting that chocolate. The color scheme (or lack thereof) was particularly brilliant and I must say it made me even more partial to black and white than I already am.
I cannot get over how much I loved this book. There were a few things that could be improved, like I mentioned before the tense was a little akward at times, but this is the authors first book and as a first I think that it is extremely well done.
 

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Kristina Horner - Goodreads

I'm not sure what to say about this book except that you should read it. Please read it. Devour it, savor it, love it, hold it close, name your first child after it. What a perfect, delightful, enchanting story. I envision many future rereads. Read full review

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