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The Aerialist by Richard Schmitt
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Dec 29, 2010

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bookshelves: circus-carnival
Recommended to Kate by: Doug B., a coworker
Recommended for: Those who like circus and carnival stories
Read from December 23 to 29, 2010

3.5 stars

Told in story-like chapters, Richard Schmitt gives readers an inside look into the lives of circus people.

Everyone from the wirewalkers, trapeze artists, clowns to the twenty-four-hour man, bullhands, butchers, pie car servers, and animal people all get a chance to tell their story first hand.

At first this book was hard for me to get into because of the layout of the chapters. However, once I got into the flow of the story, it was hard to put down, as each story was better than the one before it.

I am looking forward to reading other circus/carnival stories since it's an interesting topic worth exploring.
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