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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Aug 12, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

I really, REALLY, liked this book.

But, with that said, this is a book that some will love and others will hate.

The description of it posted as the synopsis is completely misleading, making it out to be a fast-paced adventurous novel. It really isn't. It's a book with an extremely slow "plot" and an excruciating amount of details that may bore some readers to death, forcing them to shut the book.

But for others, this book acts as a door to a world of magic, that is both believable yet beyond the realms of our imagination. I wouldn't call it a novel, as the plot is quite vague and anticlimactic; it's more of an endless description of characters and setting - which I surprisingly enjoyed.

Wow, my review makes it sound bad.

No, let me rephrase. This book is a demonstration of the imagination that humans are capable of having. It is an incredible description of a circus that you want to come to life because if it did, you would know for certain that magic is real and beautiful.

In one sentence, it's a book that you get lost in if you give it the chance.

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