The Night Circus is magical

An ode to the book The Night Circus

Perhaps it was Toronto’s cold weather and grey skies, but last week I really needed an escape from the reality of the November gloom and my nasty head cold. Ironically, it was a nocturnal world of black and white and shades of grey that was able to transport me out of my funk. The Night Circus, the new novel by Erin Morgenstern is a magical story that lifted my spirits. Sure it has all the right elements every good fairy tale should: magical powers, cruel parenting, a battle to-the-death, and true love, but the reason why I voraciously consumed this book is the author’s delicious use of language. As I read it, my stuffy nose could smell the scents of caramel and cinnamon that wafted through the circus air.

Sounds yummy, doesn’t it?

11 replies to “The Night Circus is magical

  1. That’s it, I’m caving and buying this book! It’s been on my to read/buy list since they announced the publication date and you’ve sealed the deal for me. Also, I second Heather; this design would make a lovely scarf.

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