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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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October 29, 2013 by Vicki

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Rêveur (Photo credit: thatmadgirl)

 

The Night Circus captures imagination and enchants away your will to stop reading. Come enjoy the night in magic and mystery as the black and white circus comes to town. Erin Morgenstern has created a masterpiece of writing and enjoyment that must be experienced to be understood. I stand before you in my black dress and red scarf to insist that The Night Circus is the only circus worth attending.

 

I adore the way this book has been crafted. While reading, I felt it was a piece of art, with each element carefully placed for perfect enjoyment. Erin Morgenstern develops her character perfectly so that each forms his or her own element in the story as each vegetable forms a part of the perfect stew. Even the reader becomes a part of the story through the use of second-person. The Night Circus is the first book I have ever read that use second-person point of view so pointedly and so perfectly. It draws the reader into this mish mash of magic and mystery and the reader can only go as directed and be mesmerized.

 

Carousel at night Piccadilly Circus, London UK

Carousel at night Piccadilly Circus, London UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The magic in The Night Circus has as much to do with the relations between the characters and the setting as it does with the actual use of magic. Every enchantment subtly affects character, setting, and the reader. Of course, the setting is the circus itself and the imagination behind the creation of such a circus must be encouraged and grown as a rare rose within a field of daffodils. Erin Morgenstern ranks amongst the greats of Fantasy writing, in my opinion. She reminds me of Neil Gaiman but only the way the sun on your back can remind you of holidays spent with your grandparents. She has a similar approach to the world in general, but her writing style and imagination are hers alone.

 

fool-140229_640I do have few cautionary notes regarding The Night Circus. Each chapter contains a different perspective on the occurrences within the novel. Each chapter has a date associated with it and I strongly recommend paying attention to those dates as it will help you determine the timeline of events. I do not make these recommendations as criticisms of the writing style. The differing times and perspectives only add to the general tone and craft of the novel itself. Instead, I write to guide perspective readers to ensure the most thorough enjoyment of the novel.

 

I know that The Night Circus contains more than what can be discovered in a single reading. I shall return again and again as this book has entered into the lists of my favourite novels. For anyone who dreams of magic, and anyone who found actual circuses disappointing compared to the circus in their mind, I recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. If my review tempts you then please watch the below video. May it entrance you as it did me.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

  1. I’m so glad you did a review of The Night Circus! I was trying to decide between buying The Night Circus and another book while at the Heathrow Airport ahead of a long flight and finally decided on the Night Circus because the story was so intriguing and the cover so pretty. So glad I made that purchase! It was such a captivating tale. can’t wait to see what she will write next!

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