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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  - olongbourn - LibraryThing

Better The Second Time Around!!! A second reading of this book was actually better than the first reading!!! How could that be? With a year separating my reads, I didn't remember all of the details ... 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  - ecataldi - LibraryThing

This is one of those few books that almost defy description. It was lushly beautiful and the vivid scenery, clothes, circus, and people will stay in your imagination long after you've stopped reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - jnwelch - LibraryThing

The Night Circus is a charmer that is nearly impossible to put down. Set in the late 1800s, it invokes a beautifully rendered circus that, thank goodness, has nothing to do with clowns or elephants ... 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

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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User Review  - laura.w.douglas - LibraryThing

Can I give it ten stars? Read full review

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All reviews - 269
5 stars - 133
4 stars - 65
3 stars - 34
2 stars - 23
1 star - 3
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All reviews - 269

All reviews - 269
Goodreads - 193
Kirkus - 1
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