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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  - carebear10712 - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that you love for the pure enjoyment of reading (listening to) it, rather than the actual depth of the characters/plot. I don't usually enjoy novels that don't have depth to ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

On the one had, you have here a magical story of star-crossed lovers, something we are well familiar with. On the other hand, the story is played out against a canvas that for my experience at least ... Read full review

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User Review  - edellaporta - LibraryThing

Beautifully written, this book is a wonderful voyage into the world of a circus not quite like anything seen before. Even though it is a fantasy because of the magic, it borders more on literature and ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

I adored this book. It was incredibly difficult to put down. Two magicians who have been trained from a very young age for some competition that has never really been explained become "employed" by ... Read full review

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User Review  - rwilliab - LibraryThing

In one word: exquisite. This book's every piece is as meticulously crafted as Herr Thiessen's metamorphosing clock at the Night Circus and as haunting as Hector Bowen. This novel stayed with me even ... Read full review

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User Review  - dom76 - LibraryThing

I was amazed at how good that book was. Wished that this kind of circus existed! Read full review

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User Review  - ericasz - LibraryThing

Amazing story. Very original! Read full review

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User Review  - DonnaCallea - LibraryThing

Magical, yes, but also kind of tedious. Read full review

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All reviews - 270
5 stars - 130
4 stars - 67
3 stars - 35
2 stars - 24
1 star - 3
Unrated - 11

All reviews - 270

All reviews - 270
Goodreads - 202
Kirkus - 1
Target - 2