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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Oct 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, 4-stars, owned-ebook, fiction
Recommended to Maria by: Mhgoblue

Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what I thought of this book. I found the way the book was structured really catching, and loved all the descriptions of the circus, and the atmosphere as a whole; but the characters were all very two dimensional, and as for the plot itself, it seemed basically... well, if not non-existing, then a reason for the atmospheric descriptions rather than the other way around.

But despite that, it really was a magical book, and I don't blame the reveres for following "The Night Circus" around - I would want to do the same thing myself.
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Quotes Maria Liked

Erin Morgenstern
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Reading Progress

October 19, 2011 – Shelved
December 1, 2011 – Started Reading
December 2, 2011 –
December 6, 2011 –
December 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
December 12, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
December 12, 2011 – Shelved as: 4-stars
December 12, 2011 – Shelved as: owned-ebook
December 12, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction

Comments (showing 1-4 of 4) (4 new)

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Rose Ann I really hope you like this! One of my new favorites!

Marie Ooo, can't wait to see what you think.

Ruth Just heard the author of this on the radio this afternoon.

Marie I felt much the same. The plot I could take or leave, but the atmosphere/beautiful writing was enough by itself to make the book completely and utterly worthwhile to me.

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