Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Release Date: Sept 13, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 400
Grade: A

"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 yesterday it was not." And so starts The Night Circus. A richly and beautifully detailed story that takes place at the turn of the 19th century, in a circus that only operates from dusk until dawn.

Celia and Marco are the unwitting pawns in a game where they don't know the rules or how the winner is determined. It is a game of magic and the venue is the black and white striped tent of The Night Circus,  with it's utterly exquisite amazements.

The width and breadth of the author's imagination is worth the price of admission alone! She creates such a beautiful and vivid landscape. There is a love story that was a little slow developing, but it was beautifully told, adding to my inability to put the book down. My only complaint would be the timeline that hops back and forth, while it made the story intriguing, I noticed a couple of complaints about the "jagged timeline" from other readers, I only had to check dates once and that was towards the end.

"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in somone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they may do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift." ~ Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

I LOVED this story and found somewhere on the net that the movie rights have already been purchased, so it may be hitting the screen somewhere in the next couple of years...BUT...do yourself a favor and read the book! It is so beautifully imagined and written, it has to be read to be believed!

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