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User Review  - twerkysandwich - LibraryThing

I am 3 hours into the audiobook of this, or on the tenth chapter. People say it gets better, but so far I give it 2 stars, one for the (very nice) poetic prose. There's not enough constraint IMO, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jsamaha - LibraryThing

I looked forward to reading this book. Everyone seemed to be talking about it. It has even received a movie deal. The storyline sounded so interesting, full of a sort of mystical realism. I didn’t ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jcambridge - LibraryThing

A fellow reviewer, gaeta1, pretty much summed up my feeling about this book. I thought a line in the Acknowledgments was also good, describing the early versions of the books as "a godawful mess" -- I ... Read full review

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User Review  - EricKibler - LibraryThing

In one passage of this book, about a third of the way in, a character named Chandresh throws a lavish dinner. For several pages, the sumptuous dinner is described in loving detail, except that it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samchan - LibraryThing

I had actually followed Erin Morgenstern’s blog, when she periodically chronicled her writing and editing process and all that happened after her manuscript was accepted by an agency and publisher. So ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkTJones - LibraryThing

Very dull, over long descriptions. Some odd turns of phrases like 'after the fact'. The story meanders band develops at such a slow pace you can't help but pick up on every tiny mistake. Read full review

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User Review  - bookaholism - LibraryThing

This story is full of flat characters, described in repetitive pronouns, resounding in a monosyllabic thudding voice (except when it attempts to break away into a flowery description that is forced ... Read full review

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User Review  - Novimarra - LibraryThing

This was a real disappointment to me, and when I think back the only exciting part of it was the theme of a "night circus" - great potential for dark, mysterious characters, a smoke-and-mirrors type ... Read full review

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Again, again, again. I can't even be bothered. Read full review

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User Review  - eileenmary - LibraryThing

did not finish, reminded me of hunger games only w/circus background Read full review


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