The Night Circus

(6 Posts)
Lara2 Tue 20-Sep-16 20:57:56

I was given this by my neighbour and just finished it this weekend. I absolutely loved it - was so sad to finish it. The only thing that annoyed me though was the vagueness of the Challenge between Marco and Celia - still not sure exactly what is actually was. Am I just being totally dense?
I still want to run away and join the circus though! grin

ThinkPinkStink Tue 20-Sep-16 21:01:48

I felt exactly the same, I get that M and C themselves only had a vague notion of what the contest entailed - but I felt like I wanted to know more (ideally with more peril) as the reader.

But jeepers, I want to host a midnight dinner party and run away to join the circus, I have been thinking wistfully about monochrome big tops ever since!

It's a very evocative book, the challenge is almost a side issue imho. Everything is so well described, you can definitely 'see' it

moogdroog Sat 24-Sep-16 16:42:41

Ooh, Ioved this book and have foisted it up DH who is reading it now. It had a real Neil Gaiman/Strange and Norrell feel for me. I wanted to get inside the book and explore the circus.

Billben Sun 25-Sep-16 17:35:14

One of my all time favourite books. Up there with The Dovekeepers.

CJCreggsGoldfish Sun 25-Sep-16 20:38:33

Loved this book, it was totally up my street. I read it on my kindle last year, but have been considering purchasing the paperback to look beautiful on my shelves. I found it so beautifully descriptive that I was able to completely immerse myself in it. I did find the ending slightly disappointing though, I think it felt like a bit of a cop out almost...but I'm rarely happy with the ending of books (very hard to please).

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