Advance reader reviews of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

The Night Circus

A Novel

By Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2011,
    400 pages.

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  • Lani S. (Narberth, PA)


    A blockbuster
    I predict that this book will be a smash hit. I was hooked from the first chapter and kept trying to find excuses to run away from other duties so I could snuggle up and drift away into this magic dreamworld. It is outstandingly visual and will translate wonderfully into film.Fans of Harry Potter should really adore the incredible cast of characters on a more sophisticated plane. The only downside is that I had to keep referring back to the previous chapters for dates as each chapter often skipped around in time..
  • Arleen L. (Carmel, New York)


    More Please
    I find myself staring into space remembering parts of this wonderful book and not wanting to come back--I am far from young but I have never been to a circus, for one reason or another but have always been fascinated by all aspects-smells sights, sounds performers and audience-this book certainly whetted my desire to physically go. Ahhhh but is this about a circus--I think not--The Night Circus is just the wonderful vehicle provided for this splendid ride to a dimension not all can see.
    This is a wonderful read- beautifully written with just the right amount of childlike wonder and adult emotion to keep the reader wanting more- Miss Morgenstern is truly a gifted author-as the Mad Hatter would say "Never lose your Muchness" Looking forward to the audio and movie version but even more so her future books.
  • Margaret (VT)


    Totally and completely entranced
    Simply put, you couldn't possibly not want to visit the Night Circus. I was utterly besotted by this book. It twists. It turns. It demands attention be paid to the timeline. I felt aggrieved at having to close "The Night Circus" and periodically return to my everyday world. It is now the top title on my gift-giving list.
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