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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 uniue experience full of breathtaking amazements It is called Le Cirue 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 Wedding cakes are typically the prettiest cakes but they are almost never the tastiest cakes I am not a cake expert can I be one though Is that a thing I can be but it seems to me that the tools necessary to make a cake exceptionally pretty a vat of fondant to start also contribute to the cake not tasting all that good unless you somehow really like fondant which is incorrectDon't misunderstand me I have no issue with cake The right decorations the right frosting buttercream preferably chocolate the right consistency moist but not crumbly the right layering chocolate mousse it is a perfect example of a food that does one thing but does it very well And that's fineBut a gorgeous wedding cake covered in fondant and appliues is only gorgeous until you cut into it take a bit and realize hmmm It's pretty and all but you could do with a bit less artifice and a bit of the good stuff The cake partThe Night Circus is a wedding cake with fondant that goes nearly all the way down It is an exceptionally pretty cake captivating intensely visual ornate and delicately constructed with unruly swirls of back and white and surprising splashes of vivid red But what is underneath Oh there it is a little bit of cake way down at the bottom It's pretty good too Light airy a hint of chocolate and smoke But all that sculpted icing has lodged in your throat and it's kind of hard to swallowErin Morgenstern writes beautifully This is a book about dueling magicians and bewitching enchantments set in the Victorian age circus so you can probably imagine what you're going to read but she decorates her world remarkably well creating magical attractions that are lightly sketched allowing them to grow in your imagination I want to play in the vertical cloud maze and climb to the top and jump into a sea of wispy fluffBut good lord just re read that paragraph Magicians Victorian circus cloud maze sea of fluff Eye roll I've read a few circus books and I should probably get it into my head that they are almost never for me because too much of this stuff can get to be a bit much Insufferably twee I might have commented Did I mention is is also a star cross'd romance With achingly dippily sincere loversI mean whatever that's fine I can handle romance I can handle reading long elegant passages about the sets of various Tim Burton films Just give me a good storyBut I don't think this book has a very good story It is all setting tone establishing a mood The story just kind of sits there down at the bottom under all that decoration It isn't that interesting and certainly not an entirely stable foundation But maybe if it was jazzed up a bit Put some filler in there a framing device a needlessly fractured timeline Does that make it taste better Not really The additional flavors are nice enough They keep you eating reading anyway I can't remember if I am still talking about cakeNow for a paragraph that I won't be able to shoehorn into the strained theme of this review but it needs to be said nonetheless I don't like it when books about magic put zero parameters on what magic can do or how it is The magic in this book is unrestrained and excessive and after a while very boring to read about It powers the attractions at the Circus of Dreams but with no restraints the attractions can be literally anything So why was I yawning halfway through the act This book has received intense advance hype and it will probably be a huge seller Probably But I'm not sure If I wanted to further stretch my metaphor I would point out that you buy cakes at Jewel all the time but you only buy a wedding cake once Addendum to Danielle Trussoni I found your blurb on the back of this book to be as uninspiring as your debut novel Do you really want to be the blurb whore who speaks of a book that is explicitly about magic with phrases like so magical there is no escaping its spell Also enchanting Also If you read just one novel this year this is it Really As long as it isn't your book I guess Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) of breathtaking amazements It is called Le Cirue des Rêves and it is Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) only Opération "Torch" open at night But behind the scenes a fierce competition is underway a duel between two young magicians Celia Wedding cakes are typically the prettiest cakes but they are almost never the tastiest cakes I am not a cake expert can I be L'Honneur, pas les honneurs: Mémoires, tome I. Avec le 2e REP en Algérie one though Is that a thing I can be but it seems to me that the tools necessary to make a cake exceptionally pretty a vat A la droite d'Hitler of fondant to start also contribute to the cake not tasting all that good unless you somehow really like fondant which is incorrectDon't misunderstand me I have no issue with cake The right decorations the right frosting buttercream preferably chocolate the right consistency moist but not crumbly the right layering chocolate mousse it is a perfect example Mitterrand, le grand initié of a food that does L'espèce humaine one thing but does it very well And that's fineBut a gorgeous wedding cake covered in fondant and appliues is 1943 only gorgeous until you cut into it take a bit and realize hmmm It's pretty and all but you could do with a bit less artifice and a bit Les origines républicaines de Vichy of the good stuff The cake partThe Night Circus is a wedding cake with fondant that goes nearly all the way down It is an exceptionally pretty cake captivating intensely visual Le mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire ornate and delicately constructed with unruly swirls La vie des français sous l'occupation of back and white and surprising splashes Simone Veil et les siens: Album- préface d'Annick Cojean of vivid red But what is underneath Oh there it is a little bit Les Français de l'an 40. Tome 1. La guerre, oui ou non ? of cake way down at the bottom It's pretty good too Light airy a hint Un été 16 : Eléments d'histoire culturelle européenne au regard du présent of chocolate and smoke But all that sculpted icing has lodged in your throat and it's kind Les mythes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale of hard to swallowErin Morgenstern writes beautifully This is a book about dueling magicians and bewitching enchantments set in the Victorian age circus so you can probably imagine what you're going to read but she decorates her world remarkably well creating magical attractions that are lightly sketched allowing them to grow in your imagination I want to play in the vertical cloud maze and climb to the top and jump into a sea 1944-1945 of wispy fluffBut good lord just re read that paragraph Magicians Victorian circus cloud maze sea Jacques Chirac : Une histoire française of fluff Eye roll I've read a few circus books and I should probably get it into my head that they are almost never for me because too much Adolfo Kaminsky, une vie de faussaire of this stuff can get to be a bit much Insufferably twee I might have commented Did I mention is is also a star cross'd romance With achingly dippily sincere loversI mean whatever that's fine I can handle romance I can handle reading long elegant passages about the sets Dans les archives secrètes du Quai d'Orsay : de 1945 à nos jours of various Tim Burton films Just give me a good storyBut I don't think this book has a very good story It is all setting tone establishing a mood The story just kind Mes combats of sits there down at the bottom under all that decoration It isn't that interesting and certainly not an entirely stable foundation But maybe if it was jazzed up a bit Put some filler in there a framing device a needlessly fractured timeline Does that make it taste better Not really The additional flavors are nice enough They keep you eating reading anyway I can't remember if I am still talking about cakeNow for a paragraph that I won't be able to shoehorn into the strained theme Chirac intime - Un retraité comme les autres of this review but it needs to be said nonetheless I don't like it when books about magic put zero parameters Les Pieds-noirs : L'épopée d'un peuple on what magic can do Berlin or how it is The magic in this book is unrestrained and excessive and after a while very boring to read about It powers the attractions at the Circus D'Izieu à Auschwitz : L'histoire de deux enfants dans la Shoah of Dreams but with no restraints the attractions can be literally anything So why was I yawning halfway through the act This book has received intense advance hype and it will probably be a huge seller Probably But I'm not sure If I wanted to further stretch my metaphor I would point Histoire de la guerre d'Algérie, 1954-1962 out that you buy cakes at Jewel all the time but you Koursk - L’été où Staline a vaincu Hitler only buy a wedding cake Un train en hiver once Addendum to Danielle Trussoni I found your blurb 1941 on the back "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." Version integrale. of this book to be as uninspiring as your debut novel Do you really want to be the blurb whore who speaks Des sauvages, ou Voyage de Samuel Champlain, de Brouage, (Éd.1603) of a book that is explicitly about magic with phrases like so magical there is no escaping its spell Also enchanting Also If you read just Petite Histoire de France: Vingt siècles d'Histoire illustrés de 60 lithographies et dessins des XIXe et XX siècles one novel this year this is it Really As long as it isn't your book I guess

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Cker 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 hea Aw hell I'm going to rate this 45 stars I can't resist this book was so freaking good I don't normally change my ratings so don't expect this TOO often My feelings are so conflicted about this book I don't know whether to immortalize it for all eternity in a frame on my wall or throw it into the fire So how the hell am I supposed to rate this book A million stars one star 837 stars what In the end I did some crazy overly complicated math that really makes so sense in my head and came out with four which I raised to 45 because I'm such a weakling stars For the longest time during the book over two hundred and fifty pages I thought that I disliked this book for some very specific reasons but this is where the confusing part comes in so hang with me for a second once you get to the end you realize that you only thought you hated those parts and it was really all part of Morgenstern's brilliant planI know a few of you are probably giving me this look right nowDon't worry though I'll explain Let me start by saying that this is a book you definitely have to read twice The first time you really aren't going to understand all of the nuances and parts of this story until well until it's way too late That's something pretty special and rare about this book; it reminds me a lot of Great Expectations in that way Let me try to elaborate with since I know you guys love this sooooo much a story Most books andor series that you read these days you pretty much know the whole plot sometimes even books before the TSTL character does and how it's going to end in a predicable sappy cheezy blah blah blah you've read it a million times kind of ending; sometimes even just a couple of pages into the novel In The Night Circus you really don't The plot strings start out so loosely that you can see little to no connection to them besides the two obvious ones with Marco and Celia You've seen loose strings before in many a sloppy novel so you just dismiss out all of ones you deemed unimportant in your eyes and focus on Marco and Celia Wrong move You get and confused as the book goes on; what's with all the other POVs and time jumps Really just a general what the hell is going on But that's not the truth; while you're so eagerly and attentively looking at your two little strings Morgenstern brings all of those other little strings closerand closerand closer together until unbeknownst to you she starts weaving them in with Marco and Celia As I said you're still in the dark about most of it but you do notice that the book is getting better but don't realize until there's only about forty pages left that holy fucking shit your two little strings that you started out with is now a huge complicated rope but the book won't let you stop and analyze it It carries you forward in a wave of sheer awesomeness as you devour every page Then you get to the end of the book and your brain blows up It literally blows into a million billion little pieces all over wherever you're sitting as your cat crawls all over you and nips your ankles which is why I suggest you don't finish this book in a public place because you will be incapacitated for several minutes and look like an invalid image error Un été 16 : Eléments d'histoire culturelle européenne au regard du présent or not the game must play Les mythes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale out and the fates 1944-1945 of everyone involved from the cast Jacques Chirac : Une histoire française of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons hang in the balance suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats Adolfo Kaminsky, une vie de faussaire overhead Written in rich seductive prose this spell casting novel is a feast for the senses and the hea Aw hell I'm going to rate this 45 stars I can't resist this book was so freaking good I don't normally change my ratings so don't expect this TOO Dans les archives secrètes du Quai d'Orsay : de 1945 à nos jours often My feelings are so conflicted about this book I don't know whether to immortalize it for all eternity in a frame Mes combats on my wall Chirac intime - Un retraité comme les autres or throw it into the fire So how the hell am I supposed to rate this book A million stars Les Pieds-noirs : L'épopée d'un peuple one star 837 stars what In the end I did some crazy Berlin overly complicated math that really makes so sense in my head and came D'Izieu à Auschwitz : L'histoire de deux enfants dans la Shoah out with four which I raised to 45 because I'm such a weakling stars For the longest time during the book Histoire de la guerre d'Algérie, 1954-1962 over two hundred and fifty pages I thought that I disliked this book for some very specific reasons but this is where the confusing part comes in so hang with me for a second Koursk - L’été où Staline a vaincu Hitler once you get to the end you realize that you Un train en hiver only thought you hated those parts and it was really all part 1941 of Morgenstern's brilliant planI know a few "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." Version integrale. of you are probably giving me this look right nowDon't worry though I'll explain Let me start by saying that this is a book you definitely have to read twice The first time you really aren't going to understand all Des sauvages, ou Voyage de Samuel Champlain, de Brouage, (Éd.1603) of the nuances and parts Petite Histoire de France: Vingt siècles d'Histoire illustrés de 60 lithographies et dessins des XIXe et XX siècles of this story until well until it's way too late That's something pretty special and rare about this book; it reminds me a lot L'encyclopédie de la chanson française : Des années 40 à nos jours of Great Expectations in that way Let me try to elaborate with since I know you guys love this sooooo much a story Most books andor series that you read these days you pretty much know the whole plot sometimes even books before the TSTL character does and how it's going to end in a predicable sappy cheezy blah blah blah you've read it a million times kind "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." of ending; sometimes even just a couple L’histoire de France: Chronologie - De Vercingétorix à la Ve République (Petit guide t. 1) of pages into the novel In The Night Circus you really don't The plot strings start Histoire de la cuisine et de la gastronomie françaises (TEMPUS) out so loosely that you can see little to no connection to them besides the two Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris (complet en deux volumes et un supplément) obvious Histoire et dictionnaire de la Révolution française : 1789-1799 ones with Marco and Celia You've seen loose strings before in many a sloppy novel so you just dismiss HISTOIRE DE PARIS (GISSEROT HISTOIRE) out all Grandes dates de l'Histoire de France: Chronologie (Petit guide t. 280) of Les rois de France: La monarchie de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI 987 à 1792 - Chronologie (Petit guide t. 38) ones you deemed unimportant in your eyes and focus Sénat sous la IIIe République (Le) (HISTOIRE) on Marco and Celia Wrong move You get and confused as the book goes Catacombes. Histoire du Paris souterrain (LA PETITE COLLE) on; what's with all the "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." T2 other POVs and time jumps Really just a general what the hell is going SS Français: Récits, lettres et témoignages inédits de la SS Charlemagne on But that's not the truth; while you're so eagerly and attentively looking at your two little strings Morgenstern brings all Le Second Empire: « Que sais-je ? » n° 739 of those Guide du prospecteur et du chercheur de trésor : Ou l'art de découvrir les fortunes enfouies other little strings closerand closerand closer together until unbeknownst to you she starts weaving them in with Marco and Celia As I said you're still in the dark about most Un homme, une voix ? Histoire du suffrage universel of it but you do notice that the book is getting better but don't realize until there's Farewell. Conséquences géopolitiques d'une grande opération d'espionnage (Histoire) only about forty pages left that holy fucking shit your two little strings that you started Guide historique du Paris libertin out with is now a huge complicated rope but the book won't let you stop and analyze it It carries you forward in a wave Manuel du politiquement correct of sheer awesomeness as you devour every page Then you get to the end Histoire de Rouen of the book and your brain blows up It literally blows into a million billion little pieces all Le guide du pèlerin : Codex de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle attribué à Aymeri Picaud (XIIe siècle) over wherever you're sitting as your cat crawls all L'âme des lieux - la revue - numéro 2 (02) over you and nips your ankles which is why I suggest you don't finish this book in a public place because you will be incapacitated for several minutes and look like an invalid image error

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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 fli The Night Circus will be a 5 star book for a certain reader This reader likes a lot of descriptions doesn't mind a very slow story and has a soft spot for circuses I am not that reader I prefer imagery to complement a plot rather than substitute itThe plot summary of The Night Circus promised many enticing things but delivered in my opinion only on one lush imagery of a mysterious circus that was a collaborative creation of two rivaling magicians The book was good 80% description of various circus tents performances dinners and pretty visual acts of magic I did enjoy it for the first 40 pages or so but it got old very very uickly It got tiresome it felt indulgentThe remaining 20% were dedicated to a battle between the two magicians that consisted of making up pretty things to impress each other yes you read that right no actual combating of any sorts in this fierce competition and a lukewarm romance that came out of the magicians' fascination with each other's creations from a distance rather than interacting in any meaningful wayMy resulting disappointment with the novel had also a lot to do with the writing style Morgenstern chose to write in present tense 3rd person It worked well for describing imagery but made the narrative distant detached and the characters unrelatable and flat To be honest I am not sure if The Night Circus can even make a decent movie the rights were bought by Summit There was not much drama there or action the story was anti climactic the love was dull and the magic was only vaguely defined and seemed to have no rules and limitations I am thoroughly puzzled by the book's comparisons to Harry Potter L'aveuglement de Napoléon only Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène (1) one can be left standing and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle La Commune et les Communards of imagination and will Despite themselves however Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love a deep magical love that makes the lights fli The Night Circus will be a 5 star book for a certain reader This reader likes a lot Les aides de camp de Napoléon et des maréchaux sous le Premier Empire (1804-1815) of descriptions doesn't mind a very slow story and has a soft spot for circuses I am not that reader I prefer imagery to complement a plot rather than substitute itThe plot summary Mémoires, Chaque pas doit être un but (Tome 1) of The Night Circus promised many enticing things but delivered in my Ecorces opinion Lettres à Anne: (1962-1995) only Mélancolie française on Opération bagration la revanche de Staline (été 1944) one lush imagery L'État contre les juifs: Vichy, les nazis et la persécution antisémite of a mysterious circus that was a collaborative creation Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, Tome 8 : 1848 ou l'apprentissage de la République, 1848-1852 of two rivaling magicians The book was good 80% description Les soldats de la honte of various circus tents performances dinners and pretty visual acts Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée of magic I did enjoy it for the first 40 pages Le jour le plus long : 6 juin 1944 or so but it got Itinéraire d'un triangle rose old very very uickly It got tiresome it felt indulgentThe remaining 20% were dedicated to a battle between the two magicians that consisted Noirs dans les camps nazis of making up pretty things to impress each Par le sang versé other yes you read that right no actual combating Le Monde selon De Gaulle : Tome 2, Le général à livre ouvert... of any sorts in this fierce competition and a lukewarm romance that came Mai 68 l'arnaque du siècle out Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) of the magicians' fascination with each Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) other's creations from a distance rather than interacting in any meaningful wayMy resulting disappointment with the novel had also a lot to do with the writing style Morgenstern chose to write in present tense 3rd person It worked well for describing imagery but made the narrative distant detached and the characters unrelatable and flat To be honest I am not sure if The Night Circus can even make a decent movie the rights were bought by Summit There was not much drama there Opération "Torch" or action the story was anti climactic the love was dull and the magic was L'Honneur, pas les honneurs: Mémoires, tome I. Avec le 2e REP en Algérie only vaguely defined and seemed to have no rules and limitations I am thoroughly puzzled by the book's comparisons to Harry Potter