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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Mar 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobooks

Audibook format, narrated by Jim Dale, who is a *wonderful* narrator.

Really enjoyed it - very creative. It is bothering me badly that I cannot put my finger on just what this is reminding me of... A children's book? A picture book? I can't remember, but it's teasing me and driving me bonkers.

I love the vivid color in the imagery, the circus, Widgette, Poppet, Celia and Marco.

It's slightly gothic, a bit macabre, a splash of Paris, and a dash of all the other major places we romanticize about.

Some read-alikes:

Also reminded me just a bit of:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Young Adult)- "magic" vs. "no magic" and perception of reality.
The Magician's Nephew (Junior Fiction) - a dark elder male character who uses children for his own purposes.

I initially avoided this book as I am not a big fan of the circus and Something Wicked This Way Comes, while a favorite for many, left a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I gave it a try.


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