The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

There is magic, mystery and romance in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel The Night Circus. Celia and Marcos are two illusionists pitted against one another in a lifelong magical contest. She travels with the Le Cirque des Reves, a place clearly not bound by the well known laws of physics, and he peddles his enchantments and fantasies from a distance. The book is written in the present tense, and from different narrative perspectives - either one can be difficult to maintain in a novel without a superlative command of both, which Morgenstern has. You get the sense of a woven story; so many threads intricately tucked and spun into and around one another. The tale is intriguing and dark but conversely charming and delightful. We have to say, it's not a book for everyone, some people will find the writing style off putting and the gentle unfolding of the plot a bit on the slow side, but the people who will fall into the world Morgenstern has created will wish it were a real, and pine for an invitation to stay forever.

Hardcover ($14)
Kindle Edition ($13)

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Posted on 10.24.11 at 12:14 PM

For my two cents and you audiobook fans - the audible version is pretty good.

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