Friday, October 7, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 5 STARS
AMAZING! Really, I'm not sure I've ever read a book where every sense is completely satisfied. Erin Morgenstern's descriptions are so flawless you know exactly how foods you've never eaten taste. She details fragrances in such a manner that - while they are nowhere near - they waft around you and awaken your senses. She makes places, which are absolutely foreign, feel like home and complete strangers seem like trusted friends. In other words, she is one of the rare authors who can perform magic with her words...similar to the way her characters perform their illusions within The Night Circus.

I've said before I have a long commute, so I enjoy listening to a great book. Somehow, listening to this story made the commute feel less of a chore and more like 'me time'. I was so enthralled by the story that I was disappointed every day when I finally made it to my destinations (work or home).  

I should also mention that the narrator is phenomenal. He has one of those voices. An accent I could listen to forever. When you couple him with the beautifully poetic writing and the unique and timeless story, this audiobook becomes a must listen to (or a must read). In other words, pick your book median of choice and go for it. You will not be disappointed.

Now, I just hope to win one of the two signed copies being given away on Goodreads. *fingers crossed*

Thanks to my dear friend, Michael, for insisting I read this book.  You were absolutely right! 


  1. You are "right on the money" with this beautiful book review. There is a bit of irony though, in that I put down The Night Circus to focus entirely on Warriors of the Cross. Two sensational debuts from two spectacular storytellers! I can't wait for Guardians of the Cross!
    - Michael K.

  2. ☺ Amazingly enough, this review was posted to Erin Morgenstern's site.

  3. I highly recommend this novel!!!This was the best I've read in many! I read about 3/week and after the last few duds, this was wonderful. I read many different genres and was intrigued by the description and decided to go for it. Got me from the start and I read as much as possible:breaks and lunch at work and staying up as late as my eyes would allow and finished in three days! The theme is a magical competition within the venue of a circus(magical, of course) that only opens at night and moves all over the world at random. It's intriguing, mezmerizing, interesting, magical(yes!) and a love story to boot! HIGHLY ENTERTAINING. THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE. Would make a great movie!

  4. Basil, I agree with you about the movie. I would be magical on the big screen.