maandag 14 juli 2014

Erin Morgenstern: The Night Circus


The Night Circus is Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel. I ordered my gorgeous copy from Bol and it has 496 pages.

“The circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it.
It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
Le Cirque des Rêves is only open at night. Celia and Marco, two young magicians, have been trained since childhood to compete against each other by creating the best, most wonderful, imaginative and amazing attractions in the circus. But only one of them will survive this contest.

Morgenstern's prose is beautiful and the story is mysterious, dreamlike and imaginative.
But the characters lack depth, the story is incredibly slow and I didn't care for the romance. The circus itself is much more interesting than the characters and the plot.
I enjoyed the writing and the very descriptive language but the plot and characters couldn't interest me.

2.5 stars

Happy reading!

Tea, homemade pie and a book. Life can be good.