Bravo! Well done! I clap my hands in applause! To read The Night Circus is to easily slip into the black and white mysterious world of vintage magic, dreamy imagery, enigmatic characters, and infinite possibilities that Morgenstern creates to every detail without flaw. And I mean every detail of this book is magical even down to the writing on the circus tickets and business cards. There are a variety of characters all enticing enough to be your favorite and these vivid characters will continue to haunt you even after you’ve turned the last page. This book is scrumptious like and old black and white film except not old but new and vibrant in its monochrome. This is a book for the senses and every drop should be enjoyed. This is not a book you rush through; you enjoy the journey and then are immensely rewarded with the end of the story.
The reader feels as though they are entering and experiencing the exhibits of the circus among the intricate weaving storyline of stories within stories acting independently when they are not. You follow the lives of many characters; among them are Marco and Celia, around whom the circus was created. They are the products of rival magicians and are bound from childhood to compete against each other using the circus as a venue. The rules and how to win the competition is a mystery to them both. It also complicates things as the opponents begin to grow found of each other. As the story unfolds you learn more about the night circus and the countless lives it touches. You also learn that there are unknown consequences of the night circus to all involved.
Really an imaginative work of literature this is the closest in writing that I’ve ever read that has actually put into words what is seen in the imagination. It points to truths about life and the possibilities and real magic inherent in life that unfortunately so many people either don’t see or choose to ignore. It is about making what seems to be impossible… possible, which is an underlying message whispered throughout. Follow your dreams. Nothing is impossible.
By the time I got to Part V of the book my only thought was “Genius!” The writer herself could be called an illusionist. I can see why Summit Entertainment already has the rights to the movie and if they do this movie right it will win Best Picture. The colors depicted in this novel are vibrant even the whites and blacks. Absolutely vibrant!
This book has been compared to Harry Potter and Twilight but I feel that it is something else entirely and is much darker and more mature than its comparisons.
This is a great story for adults to enjoy as it is intricate and mature but also carries a flavor for the adolescent and I think most of the story could even be read to fascinated children.
In all, I can see this book inspiring many more like it. I can see this book inspiring new fashions and art. This would be a wonderfully fun book to do for a book club that could incorporate the festive and fun themes from the book. Your readers become rêveurs decked in black and white with a touch of red.
Spectacular Spectacular! Invigorating. Enchanting. Beautiful and Sad. An Amazing Story!
Happy Reading ;)