Saturday, October 22, 2011

THE NIGHT CIRCUS: GUEST REVIEW AND BONUS ENTRIES

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS
BY ERIN MORGENSTERN

REMINDER ABOUT THE BOOK:
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, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
REMINDER ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as "fairy tales in one way or another." She lives in Massachusetts.

MY THOUGHTS and A GUEST REVIEW:
As I said before, THE NIGHT CIRCUS is one of those books that for me, comes along only once in a while. It captured me from the beginning and I was all set to post my review when I received Guest Reviewer, Larry DeLeon's review. He said just what I was thinking and so I am sharing his review with you today instead. As you may remember, if you follow my blog, Larry is a discerning reader and only reviews when he can find the time in his busy schedule. I thank him SO MUCH for taking time for this very special book to share his thoughts with all of us. Larry and his lovely wife live in the Charlotte area of North Carolina. 
With THE NIGHT CIRCUS, author Erin Morgenstern has delivered a book that is so unique, so different and so atmospheric that you literally get swept away. When you read online reviews, critics and readers alike are either believers or critics. I'm in the believer camp. I liked everything about this book. At a time when most fiction, however well written, is so clearly written to appeal to very identified readers: mystery, adventure, romance, espionage, etc, this book doesn't fit into any of those categories. It's pure fantasy and a delight in every way. Having said that, if you really like your mystery, adventure, romance, espionage best sellers and aren't interested in a book that is magical, isn't fast paced, is written in stylistic prose with a great deal of detail in every scene, or if you aren't a patient reader, or don't like great love stories, then this book is definitely not for you. I read a lot of best sellers, and for me they are a lot like network TV; nicely put together with no hard edges to offend, but nothing to get excited about either. Most men probably won't like it, but kids who grew up on Harry Potter books and die-hard romantics will. If you fall into either of these camps, THE NIGHT CIRCUS is for you.
--Larry DeLeon

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO LIZ AND THE GOOD FOLKS
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121 comments:

debbie said...

I enjoyed reading the guest review. It sounds like an enjoyable read, that develops at it's own pace. I would like to read this book.
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holdenj said...

I liked Larry's guest review a lot and am definitely interested in the atmosphere of this book!
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Margie said...

Enjoyed the review! The comment that really got me interested was that the book doesn't fall in any particular genre...it was just magical and a delight to read.
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Sue Farrell said...

I like the idea that this book is unique and different---from a different world I think like a fairy tale.
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I find it interesting that the author thinks magic is real.
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Steve Capell said...

GREAT review of Night Circus and I have been reading many reviews of this novel and all have been mostly positive. I am very interested in this book so strike up the circus band and I will drop my name in your hat. Thanks for the opportunity.

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bison61 said...

It's pure fantasy and a delight in every way-sounds like a great read

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Stylistic prose and great attention to detail in every scene -- those are calling my name!
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I have to agree with the review. I have a friend who read this and had a lot of the same things like it being a book not able to put in a category.
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