Review: The Night Circus

by drpoppy

The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a stylish book about style. The novel is more about atmosphere than anything else; I did not feel particularly moved by the characters (who spoke and acted in ways that made them almost interchangeable at times) or swept away by the plot (which is almost nonexistent), but the imagery will stick with me for a long time. Besides the fact that it was recommended to me, the main reason I read this was to get a sense of how someone might sustain such atmosphere over the course of a novel, so I definitely learned something from it, and I enjoyed reading it.

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