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Fantasy Review – The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgestern

Review by Cheryl G. (Poncer)


I am not a reader of fantasy, nor a believer in it. But maybe after devouring The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern….
I ordered this book through PaperBackSwap for a mere credit, just to see what the hype was about and from the moment I admired the cover art, though the last page of the book, I was not disappointed.

The story begins, “The circus arrives without warning” and I am very glad that I opened my mind up enough to begin to read.

Throughout I remained a bit confused. But now looking back, that was not due to my inexperience reading fantasy, but rather Ms. Morgenstern’s plan.

A circus set in the late 1800’s, with enough well-developed characters to make it enjoyable, is the setting for the book. Le Cirque des Reves. The Circus of Dreams.

But the circus is so much more than just an old-time circus and the characters were really the focus of the story. At the center, a hero and a heroine, who either alone would have made a great story the author makes them so real. And the supporting characters too, are real enough to make one hate or love them. To cheer for them, or wish them gone.

And like so many time since becoming a member at PBS, the overwhelming feeling that we are all together greater than the sum of our parts.
Get a copy and read this book. I am certain you will be glad you did.




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One Response to “Fantasy Review – The Night Circus”

  1. Elizabeth P. says:

    I have this book and have yet to read it , now i definitely will. Thank you for that nice review. I am like you not into fantasy books, but now I will read this.

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