Hello Dear Followers,
I finished “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern a few days ago. Sadly, “American Wife” by Curtis Settinfield is still not finished.
What I wanted to share about “The Night Circus” is when you finish it, start over and re-read because I found the author wasn’t clear about a lot of parts in the book leaving me confused and having to go back. Or trying to remember why certain parts were being said again, if they were said before.
The author would do short chapters to give clues and leave you guessing more, but you never found out what the significance was, and by the time you did, if you did, you didn’t remember it anyway.
I can see why The New York Times didn’t rate this book a best seller, you are often confused by what is happening most of the time, at least I was. I was trying to figure out what the connections were of the people involved and why certain events happened. I was very confused most of the time.
The good points of the book was that it kept you wanting to read more, it had excellent life lessons throughout and like the circus itself, it reminded me of a dream.
The love story in the book was intense towards the end and lovely, but the author didn’t clarify I don’t think at least, what happened to the couple or how they got to be where they were.
I have always wanted to go to a circus and I love hearing about the circus during the turn of the 20th century, and the 1920-30s. There is something magical about that a time period in history, I can’t quite put my finger on what it is.
I think that is why I loved “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen so much, I love the time period it was in.
So basically, re-read again if you have read it already to get a good handle on the story she is trying to tell and you may find you will enjoy it even more.
Until next time…