Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What is it about this world that is so popular? I could talk about the writing that you could so easily get lost in. I could praise the characters, so complex and intriguing, you want to continue turning the pages to dive more into their worlds. I could explore the world created by a team of imaginative individuals and only decked in black and white. I could go on and on about many things, but I have no intention to. I only plan to tell you about this story that is so intricately woven and mysterious that it initially leaves you confused, yet wanting more. You do not know why you want more, but by the time the fog begins to clear, you have become so invested that your devotion takes you to the final pages until the story comes to its bitter sweet end. You find yourself relating to the obsessed followers (known as reveurs), remembering your favorite scenes from this special circus . . . and maybe considering throwing in a bit of signature red to feel more at home.
In short, The Night Circus is an intriguing enigma, filled with characters and magic that bring out unknown desires in the reader. Morgenstern is being talked about for good reason. She has created a world you want to get lost in, even if you are not even sure what draws you into it. She is not one to just watch; she is one that needs to be read . . . NOW!
For those who have experienced the magic of The Night Circus, what tent or exhibit would you visit first?