Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Night Circus

The Night Circus
author: Erin Morgenstern
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.02
book published: 2011
rating: 4
read at: 2012/05/12
date added: 2016/12/18
shelves: young-adult, sword-and-laser
A mysterious circus that is only open at night and the strange magical duel going on inside is the theme of 'The Night Circus,' a strange and wonderful book. I listened to the audio book and Jim Dale did a marvelous job (as usual).

While I did enjoy the book by the time I finished it, the middle felt a bit long. There is a lot of mysterious goings on that take a bit too long to be revealed, and there is a sense that the writer is a bit too enamored with all the details. All is made mostly clear by the end, and the loose ends are wrapped up. Even the second person narration sections are explained, and you'll meet some amazing characters along the way.

A really good first effort that rewards patience. If you do read it, take note of the dates at the front of chapters, the book does jump around a bit.

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