The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is such a beautiful story with perfect use of imagery. The author has an amazing imagination; she did an excellent job describing the colorful scenes that took place in her vintage circus. Her words touched all my senses. I could taste the hot chocolate, I could feel the heat from the fire, I could see the changing colors of Celia’s dress. Her writing took me back in time; it was so vivid.
However, this book is for patient readers. It took me a while to figure out what was going on; naturally, my confusion made it hard to commit to the book. In the early chapters, I found myself bored. But once the plot started to come together, once the circus began, it was a page turner.
It’s hard to describe the plot without giving too much away. Basically, it’s a tale of magic.
I paraphrased the amazon description:
The circus arrives without warning, it also leaves without warning. Behind the black and white stripped tents are breath-taking illusions, and it is only open at night.
Behind the scenes, two magicians (Marco and Celia) are dueling in a “mysterious” competition, one they know nothing about. Both of them are unaware of the fact that this is a game in which only one survives.
Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco can’t resist their mutual attraction and eventually fall in love. Their romance sparks a domino effect of dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
My casting choices:
Celia: Camilla Belle
Marco: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Prospero- Geoffrey Rush
As I said earlier, this was a frustrating read. It took a while to figure everything out but I promise it is worth the wait! Oh! and they are making a movie! I can't wait!