This young writer will make you salivate for her next book! I found her because I love listening to Jim Dale read. I did not, however, expect to find something so wonderful, so other worldly and so intriguing. The world of Night Circus is dark and wonderful, scary at times, but always engaging. Loved, loved, loved this book.
It was such an intriguing storyline with pieces of a puzzle that came together beautifully.
When the two came together for the first time, realizing they were in love.
The story line is great, however it seems to be a little drawn out. I don't know how it could be condensed though. I enjoyed the magic of it!
I don't have a favorite moment but the visuals are so descriptive you feel like you are looking at everything all at once. I love it.
I liked the performance. Memorable but not overdone.
Love is never easy, magic is never free.
Love this book.
Once I started hearing about the circus evolving, I immediately looked up who had the film rights. I was happy to see that it will most likely be made into a movie. Julie Taylor or Baz Luhrmann I would hope as the director. Magical realism at its best, but please someone give it some visuals. I loved the story simply put.
I loved this book. The story was original, creative, and entertaining, and I thought the characters were interesting and the romance lovely. I'm so sick of books about magic taking place in the Middle Ages, or are contemporary but unsophisticated. This book is neither. The competition, which blossoms into a romantic and magaical dance that enchants everyone who sees it (including me), is nuanced, sweet and heartwarming. A very good listen.
It exists and makes perfect sense within the paper walls and inside imagination. Parts are brutal and others poetic. The ending is.
Just a woman with an unhealthy addiction to literature, the beach and a ice cold drink.
Mysterious, Magical, Sure-to-be-your-favorite-book
The drama unfolds slowly over a period of years and the story builds and pulls great characters together for a excellent story.
Marco. He really pulls the heartstrings for this mysterious magician.
The Night Circus has an opening, amazing applicants apply inside.
I am usually quite wary of books that "everyone" says a fantastic. I've had too many disappointments with books that the world-at-large thinks are magnificent (Shades of Gray); But Night Circus-well Night Circus is actually as they say,"Magic". Surprise - this time the world was right!
This book weaves a spell around you - by the time that the story is over, the only thing that you want to do is to find this circus and run to it, fast, far and true.
Ah, but timing is everything. . . .
Let me start by saying that I really liked this book and was sad that it was over. However, it was a slow journey to get into it. It's a gorgeous setting, and magical idea. I loved her attention to detail. However, the imagery felt like the story itself and not the icing on the cake. And I'm a girl who LOVES her imagery, especially when put in such a beautiful and magical setting. But, in the middle of the book I was extremely bored with the lack of action and one dimensional characters. As I read more about the author, I understand why this happened. Morgenstern likes to write the location first and the rest comes after. Also, it's her first novel, so I can definitely cut her some slack.
The last third of the book is where things finally got interesting. The different chapters and characters finally started to come together and make sense. Before the love story gets moving, everything feels a little disjointed.
Jim Dale is fantastic, no surprises there. I loved listening to him tell the story. Most chapters begin with a date which is frustrating because the dates aren't that far apart, and you can't simply look back a chapter to remember where the last one took place to remind yourself. I would get confused because the book jumps around to different places often, and I was too lazy to search for the last chapter's date.
Even with these complaints, I did really enjoy the book. I just wish the characters and plot were as interesting as the environment descriptions. Perhaps it's a better book to read in print, but then you'd miss out on Jim Dale's reading.