The Night Circus
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... show more
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.
Publish date: July 3rd 2012
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Some books are a fantastical conjuring of a world. Of course the circus is a metaphor for the book. This book.
I feel under-equipped to comment on this. It's literary fiction with a fantasy heart. It's a beautiful and broken and even horrific meditation on truth and life and love and meaning. It's boundary-breaking meta commentary. It shatters rules around tense and voice and relatable characters and a hero'...
Oh how I love love loved this book! Granted it took me forever to read it but it was so good! The wording was sometimes hard to follow but overall, very exceptional!
Erin Morgenstern, die Autorin des Erfolgsromans „Der Nachtzirkus“, ist mir unheimlich sympathisch. Nicht, weil ihr Buch zauberhaft ist (obwohl es das ist), sondern weil sie ehrlich ist. Seit 2011 hat Morgenstern nichts mehr veröffentlicht. Sie arbeitet an einem neuen Projekt, ohne dass ein Ende abse...
Wow it took me nearly two years to finish this book and I'm actually not entirely sure why. It probably had a lot to do with the pace of the plot, but the rest of the book was very well crafted.The plot for this could not have been slower. From the beginning to about the middle of the book every tim...