The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I cannot believe I bought this book months ago, I mean "months ago", really. And just left it there in that corner of my shelf to perish (metaphorically, of course) and collect dust.

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As you dive into the magical universe of this novel, you'll get dazzled with every cinematic moments it will put you through.

This is a story of two people competing, two people who are put against each other. The objective of the game is endurance. Not who's better. No verdict either by their mentors, the victory lies within who remains fighting.

But, there is no actual fight. No, this novel isn't about violence.

It is about magic.

Prospero the Enchanter (stage name) or Hector Bowen, received a package. It wasn't a typical package. It was his 5-year-old daughter, Celia.

Celia got his natural talent in magic and soon Hector was up to another challenge of dueling students of his own against a student of his friend Alexander.

Hector is so sure he will win this time, why not when it's from his own flesh and blood.

Alexander went to an orphanage (though not really described as an orphanage in the book but rather an institution of some sort) and he picked a boy whose name is Marco.

The duel is set in a circus.

Le Cirque de Reves (The Circus of Dreams) is propagated by Chandresh Christophe Lefevre. Chandresh hired the perfect set of like-minded people in terms of aesthetic production.

Marco and Celia got themselves hired soon enough and soon enough as well they create tent after tent of magic full of mystique.

But how long will this battle go on? How long do people around not notice what's happening and when they do, are they safe from it? How long can Marco and Celia hold on?

Read it if you dare to be devoured completely.

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As I've said before in twitter, such sophisticated literature this book is. Very cinematic. Very passionate without it having too much graphical provocativeness. It is sensual in the classiest manner.

One thing I know about passion, be it love or hatred, if you restrain it... it gets nothing but stronger.

I love it. I love Chandresh, I think he is gay. Tsukiko is also a lesbian, I guess. Such unique characters, all very different but they seem to be treating each other like family, in a sense.

If you ask me, Mr. Barris and Tara Burgess gets married eventually.

I had fun being the reader, the one who enters Le Cirque de Reves in the book and exiting it with a card on my hand with Bailey as the captain of this beautiful dream.



18 comments:

SQT | November 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved "The Night Circus" too. What I appreciate was Morgensterns ability to capture a mood, and a feel and carry it out throughout the book. I really, really wanted to visit this circus...

Loraine | November 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

To SOT: Thanks for visiting mine as well :) ... don't worry, we can! That's if when the movie version is finish. I hope it's soon!

Michelle SedeƱo | November 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I loved The Night Circus. I love the way it magically pictures in my mind when I read it. It was really fun reading it. Glad you liked it, too.
Thanks for droppin by mine! :)

Michelle Shouts Random

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info | November 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Cinematic is a great word for this book because the images just leap off the page. Your review reminded me about how much I loved reading this one, perhaps it is time to pick it up again. Thank you for dropping by!

Karen @ Book Light Graveyard | November 1, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I agree that this book is quite cinematic. I could easily see it becoming a movie, and I think it would translate easily into that format. Great review!

Stephsco | November 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

This was such a fun and interesting book. It's definitely got a movie quality to it.

Coreena McBurnie | November 2, 2012 at 4:30 AM

Great review, you really do justice to the book! Your review is as poetic as the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sarah | November 2, 2012 at 4:32 AM

I loved this book too! I guess you could tell by my review - thanks for coming by my blog. I am a new follower :)
Sarah @ threecatsandagirl.com

Caroline | November 2, 2012 at 5:41 AM

Thank you for visiting my blog. As you read my review on this book you already know that I loved it. I recently went to a murder mystery party that was circus themed and kept getting flashbacks on this book. I think you hit the nail on the head with how cinematic the description is. Good job!

Loraine | November 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

To Michelle: Yes, I think it has real magic! It took my mind somewhere unlikely and that's why it was amazing. =) Thanks for dropping by as well!

To Melissa: Thanks Melissa! It really shows when you loved the book, doesn't it? Hehe.

To Karen: Yes! If it weren't already a published/bestselling book, I'd think it's specially made for film.

To Stephsco: I agree :)

To Coreena: Thanks for saying that :) You're too kind. Thanks for dropping by here as well.

To Sarah: I will follow you too!

To Caroline: Wow, that sounds like a really cool party!!! Thank you for the compliments :) and for dropping by as well.

Lectus | December 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I loved this book!
Can't wait to see the movie when it comes out.

Loraine | December 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM

To Lectus: Yeah! :) hope it doesn't get shelved like all the other books-to-be-flicks though.

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