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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Dec 16, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

The Night Circus is magical. Two magicians train a student from the time they are young to participate in a game in which one of the participants will lose his/her life. The participants do not know how the game will end until they are deeply into the game. The venue for the game was The Night Circus. The author says all her stories are fairy tales in one way or another and that accurately describes this novel. As in a fairy tale, the characters are not well developed.

I loved The Night Circus which magically appears outside a city and lures the audience into the experience during the night. Everything in The Night Circus is black and white. Each tent provides a different experience from the beautiful, intricate ice garden to Celia's illusion tent. Above the tents is a wonderful clock designed especially for the Night Circus. New tents appear magically at each stop as Marcus and Celia play the game.

Morgenstern provides a feast for the senses. The reader can smell and taste the wonderful food sold at the circus, e.g. chocolate mice with licorice tales.

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Aban (Aby) I felt exactly the same way as you, Jeanette! What a delightful book!

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