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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Feb 05, 12

bookshelves: 1st, own, fantasy-magical-realism-fairytales
Recommended to Sera by: Sarah
Read from January 30 to February 05, 2012, read count: 1

Overall, an amusing read that kept me well-entertained throughout. By the end, however, the story kind of petered out for me, because I felt as if Morgenstern's way of wrapping it all up really didn't fit with the better part of the book. Some of it just didn't make sense to me.

Props though to Morgenstern for creating an amazing world of which I would have loved to have been a part as a spectator. Her creativity alone makes this book a standout for 2011, and I can see why so many people love it. However, I'm a stickler for a tight, well-thought out ending and this one just left me a little disappointed.

I would recommend this book, because of its uniqueness as a reading experience. My only caution would be to keep an open mind, and don't believe the hype, because you may be disappointed. Ready Player One is a much more fun and cool read, even though it lacks the magical realism of The Night Circus. I would like to see that book gain the type of popularity that The Night Circus had and continues to have.
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01/30/2012 page 57
15.0% "Not bad so far."
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Lise Petrauskas I just finished this and think your review spot on! The end did feel not quite right, but I gave the book high marks for surprising me. I was thinking of it as fantasy, but maybe magical realism is more apt. I'm not a huge fan of either of those genres so I don't really know their delineations. I am waiting for the audiobook of Ready Player One and am excited to listen to it! I listened to The Night Circus, too, which was a perfect way to experience it, I think.


Sera Thanks, Lise. I read The Night Circus and when you have a moment, find it in a library or book store just to experience the decorative nature of the book. It's been put together to reflect the color schemes of TNC. Thus, reading the book had a bit of a different experience to it because of this approach.

I hope that you enjoy RPO. Let me know when you get it. The audio version is outstanding so I hope that it hasn't been overhyped to the point where you'll feel let down as a result of it.


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