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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Nov 14, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, goodish
Read from September 23 to October 02, 2011

If someone were to add words to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" the result would probably sound like this book. The author has a gift for descriptive writing. The prose is haunting and draws you into the world it's set in. The plot is barely there and plods along extremely slowly but it never matters because you'll be content just sitting there and letting the words wash over you.

I will confess that even now I'm not really sure if this book is about a circus or a love story, but I find that I don't care. The dreamy tale of the night circus, the description of its tents and the characters involved are mesmerizing enough to make you ignore the fact that somewhere halfway through the book, the plot goes awry and in spite of being touted as mainly a love story, we are only told that the characters are in love but are never shown. Unfortunately, though you'll be able to ignore the fact, you won't be able to forget it.

And so, three stars instead of four.
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Reading Progress

09/23/2011 page 15
4.0% "A promising start."
09/23/2011 page 23
6.0% "They're talking about "players" being pitted against each other. For some reason, Tron Legacy is popping into my mind."
09/23/2011 page 52
14.0% "Isobel HAS to be Celia. Right?"
09/25/2011 page 73
19.0% "Let the games begin."
09/26/2011 page 145
38.0% "This book is nothing like I've ever read before! I already adore it <3"
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