Download The Night Circus PDF by Erin Morgenstern
Click Here to Download 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.
Reviews Brad and I also listened to all but the very end of this book on our recent car trip. We realized we wouldn't have much time to read it in time for bookclub when we got home. I thought Jim Dale did an excellent job of narrating the story. I was captivated right from the start. It was a very complex story. I have a lot of favorite parts. My biggest take home from the book was the reveurs. They are fans of the circus. I found a parallel between them and bookclub. They loved the circus and got together to discuss the circus. They were even a bit obsessed with the circus. This reminds me of my love of books (at times obsessed) and the joy of getting together at bookclub with fellow readers to discuss what we've read. We share a mutual love of books. What made this book a 5 star rating for me was the addition of bookclub. It was so fun to dress up in black, white, or grey with a touch of red. The decorations were amazing (thanks Shalise!), the food was delicious, the setting was perfect (thanks Mara!), the cake was amazing (thanks Jackie!), and our discussion was great (thanks all!). Just being with dear friends who share a love of books was wonderful! It was the perfect night.
I’ve really enjoyed reading this book. Like I said in my last post I wanted to venture a little outside my comfort zone. With this book you’re transported into the real world 200 years ago where everyone has the same paranormal ability it’s just not everyone are aware enough to learn their skills. I have to say that I did get a little confused (doesn’t take much!) with the chapters skipping around from year to year and also location to location. When you’re reading it take note of the location and year – it helps trying to keep up with whats happening. It is quite a complicated book, not one you could absently mindly read which I’m more used to. I think its the kind of book which you read once, and then again to sweep up the bits you’ve missed. It is written really well. I like Erin Morgenstern’s style and also the story is original which is refreshing in a
world where we have to wade through the copy cat fan fiction to find the decent books. I love the hidden messages; how you can achieve anything if you work at it. But as usual I’m not too pleased with the ending. I think my problem is I get so wrapped up in a book I don’t want it to finish. So when it does I’m either left feeling cheated or wanting more. For me I’m wanting more from this book, the ending isn’t how I imagined it whilst I was reading the book (no spoilers here) However I was left with a number of questions. I suppose this just leaves it open for a sequel? Will there be? Doing a bit of internet stalking on Erin, says perhaps no But never mind. I totally enjoyed this book…although it could be the mind control making me love it! lol (poor joke) For me I don’t think it’s BOTM material (Book of the Month if you’re wondering) But I’ll place it as a Very Much Must Read. So why dont you join me on my journey of stepping outside of my comfort zone? Tell me what you thought of the book.
Glorious. I bought this for my Nook on a whim because I liked the review in last month's Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and I couldn't be happier with this book. (Add this to Catherynne M Valente and Scott Westerfeld and that makes THREE times that F&SF has come through for me.) The story shifts back and forth in time, from the genesis of Le Cirque des Rêves and the challenge between the two main characters, to a character sometime in the near future and his growing love-affair with the Circus. In between are these are lovely little undated vignettes, each focusing on one small element of the Circus and its particular design to amaze and delight. Morgenstern's characters are all believably awkward, earnest, skilled, passionate, and sometimes terribly confused. The story occurs in the late 1800's, but the fact that it's in the Victorian era is secondary to the setting of the Circus itself. Imagine having a traveling show that's been designed to be perfect, from the costumes and the acts and the food, right down to the smells and the design of the sign-posts. Then imagine if you could have all of THAT without having to pay too much attention to the laws of physics. I think my only complaint about the whole thing was I didn't think the readers were getting ENOUGH; I wanted to know more about how things turned out. I'm torn between wanting a sequel, and wanting this book to stay just the way it is, as a perfect little gem of a story.
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