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The Night Circus
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February 29, 2012
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March 21, 2012

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Alison L.
This was a delightful read! I enjoyed it at a four star level. It promised much that it didn't meet but came close at many moments.
There are only so many ways to describe things that are black, white, and/or silver. Those ways take up far fewer than 380-odd pages.
quite a rich visual backdrop to a story between two illusionists propelled in a contest against each other by their predecessors who have since lost touch with the dangers of the competition. dream-like circus tents we all wish we could enter. I also really enjoyed the concept that illusionists are only deceiving the audience of what is there, when it is all in the mind. Tricks we all wish we could perform, like not getting rained on...etc. I want to meet this bright artistic author!!
Alexandra Gekas
A little slow in the first hundred pages while the author sets up the complicated intricacies of a dual between two magicians, the story really picks up once the stage is set and she reveals the personal motivations and relationships between the characters.
Erika Lee

I adored this book. It was poetic and fantastical and beautiful, and was the first book I've gotten lost in in a while. The author does a
particularly good job describing the romance. I'm sad I read it so fast!
Many things were left unanswered, but I enjoyed the story nonetheless. You can definitely tell it's a first novel, and I expect the unpolished aspects will be taken care of as time goes on.
I'm loving this book! My book club is meeting to discuss this on the 21st. Anyone want to join the discussion?
Dan Langley
Mar 02, 2012 Dan Langley marked it as to-read
Caitlin Emery
Dec 28, 2011 Caitlin Emery marked it as to-read
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