I don’t usually get all, “wow, the writing in that story was just so beautiful.” I usually enjoy a book for the amazing story and that’s pretty much it, leaving the fancy schmancy stuff to other reviewers.
But The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern really was written beautifully. The book held some notes of Shakespeare and Roald Dahl. The imagery was amazing and I would do anything to visit the circus of dreams!
The Night Circus was a story that made me slow down to enjoy the writing, and it kept me entertained and on the edge of my seat all at the same time.
The black and white themed circus appears randomly and without notice, staying open from dusk til dawn. Circus goers can wander from tent to tent, always experiencing performances or tents where out of the ordinary occurrences are happening.
At the same time, Celia and Marco are bound in a challenge that is taking place among the circus. What are the rules to this challenge? When will it ever end? And will the circus survive the ending?
Some of my favorite quotes from the story. . .
- “Some things are not for you to see” – Celia speaking of some of the mysteries surrounding the circus
- “The finest pleasures are always the unexpected ones” – Tsukiko the contortionist
- “The circus arrives without warning”
What’s your favorite circus activity/performance/food?