09 March 2012

The Night Circus

The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reading this book was like exploring an impossibly-intricate pop-up book that had been cut by the most enchanted scherenschnitte artist who ever lived. The detail, delicacy, endlessly-fascinating characters and scenes and situations -- amazing.

You can read the plot details elsewhere. I'll add one comment: the only film director I would trust with this wonder is Jean-Pierre Jeunet, whose "Micmacs" and "Amelie" are filled with the gentle, magnetic magic this book deserves.

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PJ said...

whoa!..what is really enticing is on Goodreads is either really high or really low...only way to find out for myself? FIND it and read it :) Thank for the inspiration!

Donna Lee said...

I just finished listening to this and I loved it. It was a fascinating book! Totally unepected story line but totally enjoyable.