Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Hello All,

What a wonderful book! The Night Circus completely takes you away into the world of a very special circus and the magic that creates it and holds it together.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is the story of two magicians who bet that each of them can teach a young person with magical talent to win a competition. Ms. Morgenstern brings these two young people together with a circus that is partially created to showcase their talents. Each of them contributes to its ongoing success. The night circus, Le Cirque des RĂªves is an amazing concoction itself--its only colors are black and white, it's only open at night, and it is different from any other circus that visits one's town; truly magical. Not only does it change the lives of those in the circus, but it affects the lives of those who attend and who were part of its creation.

I've been trying to think of a book that takes you somewhere as completely as this one did for me, and I haven't been able to think of it. There are other books that I have read that have done so, but my memory seems unreliable at this writing.

This is a beautiful fantasy, a love story, an adventure, and a tribute to magic and to circuses.

Happy Reading!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, 2011, ISBN 9780385534635

This book was sent to me for review by Doubleday/Random House Publishers; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.

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