Friday, February 10, 2012

The Night Circus

While in Hawaii, I was excited to dive into Erin Morgenstern's debut novel, The Night Circus.  I was not disappointed.  From the very first line...The circus arrives without had me.  It's almost a visceral feeling as you read, watching the magicians construct their competition arena, known as the Night Circus.  You can smell the chocolate popcorn, you can feel the clouds as you jump from platform to platform, and you can watch in disbelief as the illusionist makes herself appear on stage.  The characters are quirky, yet familiar; you find yourself wanting to not only root for them, but be friends with them.  As the reveurs follow the circus from town to city, from continent to country, you wish yourself one of them.  You long for the day the circus comes to your town....

Perhaps I'm just a sucker for the circus - yes, I remember the Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins mysteries set in circus tents - but I think not.  It's a magical journey into a world we only dream of...don't miss this trip.  Trust me.

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