The Night Circus ereaderTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11tEvorOverviewThe circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simplythere, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tentsis an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called LeCirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between twoyoung 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 thestage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves,however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love thatmakes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brushhands.True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved,from the cast of extraordinary circus per-formers to the patrons, hang in thebalance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the sensesand the heart.ReviewsI remember when I was a kid, my Dad took me to the Circus, a small travelingcircus with a few shows and a fewer animals, a circus that was rare even then andnot heard of now of days. I remember holding my Dads hand as we walkedthrough the huge big top tent and feeling something magical and rare falling overme.One show that I can clearly remember even years after is of a young woman, aAerial silk performer as she made the silk fabric dance for her with ease and graceas it wrapped itself around and around her hands and body.Erin Morgensterns Night Circus was much like the aerial silk performer as thestory slowly and gracefully wrapped itself around me, unfolding at the same time amagical world with intertwining stories of the past, present and future. Of love,hate, hope, pain all bringing together a story that is unforgettable.The circus arrives without warning.
Nothing has drawn me more into a book then that small little sentence. After that,Morgenstern’s story took a life on it’s own with me along for the ride. As we meetyoung Celia and Marco two children who are groomed at a young age to take up achallenge as they only learn about and don’t know all the rules to as they becomeadults. This rivalry takes center stage in the circus, the Le Cirque des Reves withit’s black and white tents. Their lives become more entwined with one another astheir rivalry become something even greater- love. But with their love, thefoundation, the web and the people whom are part of the circus are all effected bythe decisions they make, no more so then the Circus- the beautiful magical beingthat it has become itself.Morgenstern’s gives the reader a beautiful puzzle piece as she writes and jumpsfrom past to present, this never became confusing as at times it answers aquestion you thought about, but just adds to the ever growing world. Thedescriptions of things take on something greater, as you can picture it so clearly inyour mind what this object would look like and how Celia or Marco would createand perform their magic is just jaw dropping you tend to re-read the passage overagain in amazement and awe. Everyone and everything is so well rounded fromour two stars to their mentors and those who are part or love the circus such asthe red scarf wearing rêveurs who delight in the magic and dreams of the circus.Everything is so enchanting that it’s hard to put the book down without wanting tograb it up again or sharing a passage of the book with others. Much of the bookjust sticks to you long after, as you become so drawn into the circus almostbecoming part of it yourself. There’s some words of wisdom in the book that strikeyou deep in the heart and leaving you with some food for thought.The book will have a lot of different meanings to those who read and becomecapture by Morgenstern’s debut book’s magic. And that’s one of the most beautifulparts I discovered about this book, that while it will mean something different toeach reader, it will still bring a sense of deep joy and perhaps a children likewonder of magic and dreams back into our lives.Sometimes, some books just dont lend themselves to an analytical, opinionatedreview. Im reluctant to do that kind of review here and now because theexperience of reading The Night Circus was like smelling a magnolia
blossom...perfect, sweet, rich, satisfying a need I didnt know I had until it wasmet...but to examine it, to handle it, even gently, risks that somehow the magicalsmooth gorgeously textured vessel of chastely erotic pleasure that this book is willlet it begin, inexorably and inevitably, to brown and curl and die, andbecome...just a wonderful book.Im not ready for real life yet. I want the magic to linger just a little longer.The physical book itself was a Christmas gift to me from a GoodReads friend, andto him I offer humble thanks on bended knee. This was in the top five readingexperiences of my life, and will most likely remain there for the rest of it. I amchanged and exalted. And it is thanks to you, and your gift to me."The circus arrives without warning.No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards,no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, whenyesterday it was not."So our story begins – the circus just appearing out of the ether as did my advancereview copy of this debut novel, much to my delight. The UK edition looksstunning with black edged paper and end papers illustrated with a pattern ofbowlers and top hats. This is a feast for the eyes which is perhaps not surprisingas the author is an artist but will the inside match the luxurious facade?This is an odd review for me as, amid all my oohing and ahhing, I was all tooaware of how some of my bookish friends would absolutely hate this book andwould be cringing from the opening pages. So, best to get that elephant out of theroom before I go any further! If you don’t like magical realism, if you’re not a fanof meandering narratives, if you prefer action, if you don’t like novels written inthe present tense, if you don’t like fantasy then there’s nothing for you here.However, if, like me, you do like a bit of escapism, you like to slip into anotherworld, if you enjoy visual stimulation, then step right up!
The story is perhaps the least important element of The Night Circus, that rolebeing reserved for the circus itself but yes, there is an underlying narrative, thestory of two gifted young illusionists, Celia and Marco, being pitted against eachother in a lengthy battle the rules of which are vague. Le Cirque de Reves (theCircus of Dreams) is the battlefield and it soon attracts a faithful following of“reveurs” (dreamers) who follow its progress from town to town, continent tocontinent by means of a shadowy underground movement. There is a secondarystoryline involving Bailey, a country boy who becomes linked to the circus and willhave a key role in future events. There is a varied cast of weird and wonderfulcharacters, including Celia’s villainous father, Hector, his rival, Alexander, the manin the great suit as well as the supporting cast who keep the circus going. Theseare not characters you expect to empathise with, this is a show after all and theyare there to entertain you just as the various tents house a myriad of visuallystunning scenes, the Ice Garden, the Cloud Maze, the Labyrinth etc.Some have compared The Night Circus with Audrey Niffenegger and yes, I can seeslight similarities given that both authors are visual artists. Others mention AliceHoffman and yes, I can see some elements in common but Erin Morgenstern hascreated a unique world with the Cirque de Reves and for those who are on theright wavelength she has provided a pathway to a singularly enchanting universe,one in which my inner child revelled. Highly recommended for all“reveurs”/dreamers.I am floored by this novel. It was a delight to read. It is completely mesmerizing.It is the firefly you catch in the air a sweet summer night, or perhaps it is theother way around? I was much caught in its spell. I want to sink into the walls andthe foundations of this world and nurse it. I want to plant sunflowers in the groundand lift them towards the sun in its honor.I love this novel. I keep saying this as of late, but its one of those books. I willread this novel again. So far, 2013 has been a great reading year for me.Somehow I continuously pick great novels to read.The world this story takes place in is a wonder. Erin Morgenstern herself hasdescribed the worlds she writes about as fantastical, fairy tale-esque things withmagic and mystery and tea. I agree. I wish I could visit this dreamlike circus. Iwould stroll around the tents and in and out of them for hours every night and
follow the circus across the world. I would be a rêveur. I am a rêveur. I shouldstylish myself in black, white and grey with a touch of scarlet from here on.I think this is the kind of book you love or hate. From other reviews I have seen,most people are rating it as one or two stars or five. It is a book readers book. Ithink it takes a certain type, but... who am I to say? I couldnt describe the type.All I can say is that it has an otherworldly air that sort of sweeps in and knocksyou off your feet, and that I thought it wonderful.If I had to describe this book in one word, that word would probablybe...wondrous. This story made me want to smile, frown, laugh, and curl up into aball and cry. Try to imagine someone taking Carnivale, Somewhere in Time,Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Prestige and mashing them alltogether into a poetic, stunning piece of fiction with a beautifully melancholic,bittersweet ending. It made me crave magical autumn nights spent in a circus thatdefies the conventional laws of the universe, and somehow made me nostalgic forsomething Ive never actually experienced. The imagery alone deserves thehighest praise, and it is complemented by a powerfully poignant tale of love andgrief, desire and loss, the magic that is all around us, even if we cant see it. Itsnot a fast-paced tale, it is meandering, subtle, and completely amazing. This is thekind of story that stays with you well after youve finished reading, a story thatmakes you gaze into the distance and sigh every time you realize Le Cirque deReves hasnt materialized in your town overnight.For some reason, this book reminds me of autumn, my favorite season (perhapsdue to the aforementioned similarity to Something Wicked This Way Comes), and Ithink perhaps it will become a yearly read for me, when I inevitably begin to feelthat pull to see orange, smell pumpkin, and hear the dry rustling of dead leaves asthey dance down the street.To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11tEvor