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boomboombooom:

This September winter comes early

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Book review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Synopsis:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
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Verdict: Le Cirque des Rêves is not like any other circus. The performers are just as gifted as they seem and the circus has a very important purpose to fulfill. Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair are both being trained by two different magicians, who have their own methods and enroll the children into a game with deadly consequences. It’s a bit of a shame the synopsis spoils that Celia and Marco fall in love because the story slowly builds towards it and because you already know it isn’t exciting anymore.

The story, which is narrated, begins in 1873 with the six year old Celia and follows her, Marco and everyone involved in the circus over the course of almost thirty years. At some point the story is told in both 1880s and 1902, where the reader will meet a very important character. I found it a bit disturbing at first but the more you’ll come near the end, the more sense it will make. It’ll be so hard to put the book down.

The Night Circus is Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel. It was published in 2011, has won various literally awards and Summit Entertainment has opted the rights for the film. Why hasn’t Erin written another novel yet? There can’t be a lack of creativity. This enchanting story proves that Erin is very talented.

Quote: “I couldn’t tell the difference between what was real and what I wanted to be real.”

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