Monday, August 20, 2012

Red, White, and Black: An Enchanted Circus

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Literary Adult Fiction

Review: What is "the game"? The novel of an enchanted circus centers around Marco and Celia, two young people who grow up isolated, groomed to perform real magic with their minds. They become mysterious opponents in a puzzling game with a strange venue: the Night Circus. The descriptions of the circus chronicle this delightful confection of an entertainment, with delightful sensory images and magical creations. 

However, near the end, the plot really began to slow, and there are so many characters, it is hard to feel closely tied to one of them and care what happens. 

Conclusion: The novel is well-written, but was not fully engaging for me personally.

Song to Read By: "A Great Divide" by Dustin O'Halloran

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