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The Night Circus

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The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, book reviewIt was some time ago that a fellow reviewer suggested I might enjoy The Night Circus. The reason it took me so long to read it was that somewhere I came across a review or description of the novel which used the term “magical realism”. The only books I have knowingly read in that genre were at university, and I didn’t get on with them very well.

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is about a mysterious circus which seems to arrive out of nowhere and opens at dusk. Full of fantastic shows and experiences, visitors are captivated by it. The novel has two timelines in it, the present being 1902 and the past being over the course of several years in the late nineteenth century which eventually joins with the present.


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