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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Feb 08, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, magical-realism

Reading this book was like exploring an impossibly-intricate pop-up book that had been cut by the most enchanted scherenschnitte artist who ever lived. The detail, delicacy, endlessly-fascinating characters and scenes and situations -- amazing.

You can read the plot details elsewhere. I'll add one comment: the only film director I would trust with this wonder is Jean-Pierre Jeunet, whose "Micmacs" and "Amelie" are filled with the gentle, magnetic magic this book deserves.
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Leanna how are you liking it? I keep picking it up at the bookstore & it's on my to-read list, but I may end up borrowing from the library


Melanie Leanna wrote: "how are you liking it? I keep picking it up at the bookstore & it's on my to-read list, but I may end up borrowing from the library"

It's wonderful - so intricate! It's like reading a puzzle-box. I keep wishing that the movie would be directed by Jean-Pierre Jeune, who directed "Amelie," but it's not likely...


Leanna I finally read it! (I found a copy for $3 at a used bookstore, and it must've been meant to be). I loveloveloved it. And yes, Jeunet would do this beautifully!


Melanie It was meant to be for a lot of people - beshert, as it were. How I long to see it properly depicted... Have you seen Mic Mac?


Leanna No, the only Jeunet I've seen is Amelie. But I'll look it up!


Melanie I read it again over the last few days. Part of my re-reading was audio, with Jim Dale's wonderful performance. Part was e-reader. Part was book. Now I find myself longing for chocolate mice and a few hours in the Cloud Maze...


Leanna I still haven't found chocolate mice, damn my peanut allergy haha


Melanie Leanna wrote: "I still haven't found chocolate mice, damn my peanut allergy haha"

I share that allergy...


Leanna I think we need to open a peanut- free Night Circus themed chocolaterie!


Melanie Oh definitely! White chocolate mice, marzipan mice, dark chocolate mice...


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