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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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For me, this book was both intriguing and frustrating. It took me over two weeks to read because at times I really lost interest in it. It started out nicely, but by halfway, I was SO bored, and the flash forward-flash backward style was unnerving and at times difficult to make sense of or remember where in time the story was taking place. Several times I had to flip back to the chapter heading to be reminded of where we were.

The love story took way too long to develop, but once it did, I became more interested, but I think the author could have developed that relationship with the main characters much further rather than focusing on some of the other less interesting story lines (ie the Burgess sisters).

I enjoyed the characters, but the authors style of creating this extremely specific, visually stimulating setting was often too much for reading and found myself wishing I was watching the movie version (I really hope this becomes a movie) rather than trying to imagine each scene in my head.

Except for one major curse word in the beginning of the book, it was a very clean read.

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Reading Progress

February 20, 2012 – Shelved
March 1, 2012 – Started Reading
March 15, 2012 –
page 200
50.0% "This book started out somewhat promising, but I am having the hardest time wanting to continue with it. It's boring me right now."
March 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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