The Night Circus: A Novel

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Vintage, Oct 1, 2012 - American fiction - 502 pages
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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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A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
The ending was a bit unsatisfying. - LibraryThing
A mesmerizing puzzle in plot, setting, and characters. - LibraryThing
The writing was impeccable. - LibraryThing
It was open ended and I hate open ended endings. - LibraryThing
The premise seems fairly straighforward. - LibraryThing

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I read this book with a couple of coworkers that wanted to start a book club of sorts and we chose this book as our maiden voyage. Do I regret the journey? No. Do I desire a mulligan? Maybe. I'm a ... Read full review

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I thouroghly enjoyed this book. A wager is made between Hector Bowen and Alexander, known as Mr. A.H. It boils down to nature vs. nurture. From asides in the book, this was not the first wager of this ... 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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