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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Apr 11, 2012

it was ok
Read from April 11 to 19, 2012

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Jill Hated the sporadic timeline and way too verbose. Where's the action?! If you are a lover of words you will likewise love this book. If you prefer a little more action to your reading, find another title!

Pturley Where's the magic in your soul, Jill. How can you only give this a two? There is plenty of "action" in it. Sorry, have to defend the book.

Jill I originally picked up this book because of how much Brynn raved about it. She told me she wanted to buy a copy to put in her personal library so she could read it over and over. Maybe it is due to the fact that I listened to the audio version, but I just didn't enjoy it. I found my mind wandering through the endless descriptions of items down to the molecular level! After reading many reviews, it became fairly obvious that people either love or hate this book. The author definitely has a gift, it was just not written in a style or at a pace that I enjoyed. Maybe I was expecting something more Harry Potteresque. This being said, while I am a lover of books in general, I am not usually a lover of what people consider to be "great literature." Brynn is definitely her father's daughter!

Pturley Well, I feel better now. I guess we're even; I don't really care for the kind of books you read either, so to each his own. I just really loved THE NIGHT CIRCUS, and felt I had to defend it. I am glad Brynn loved it. How sad it is to me that you don't really love great literature.

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