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The Night Circus de Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus (edició 2012)

de Erin Morgenstern (Autor)

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Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.
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Títol:The Night Circus
Autors:Erin Morgenstern (Autor)
Informació:Anchor Books (2012), Edition: 1st, 516 pages
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El circ de la nit de Erin Morgenstern

  1. 7510
    Jonathan Strange i el senyor Norrell de Susanna Clarke (historycycles, BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Magical rivalries are at the heart of these unconventional Fantasy novels, which play out over decades and against elaborate, atmospheric 19th-century backdrops. Their initially relaxed pacing gains momentum as the various narrative threads dramatically converge.… (més)
  2. 331
    Something Wicked This Way Comes de Ray Bradbury (JGKC)
  3. 240
    The Prestige de Christopher Priest (shelfoflisa, 47degreesnorth)
    shelfoflisa: Another tale of duelling victorian magicians
  4. 3921
    Aigua per a elefants de Sara Gruen (Oryan685)
  5. 173
    Neverwhere de Neil Gaiman (Larkken)
    Larkken: Each detail a dreamlike world overlapping but hidden from the real world to most people.
  6. 2111
    The Time Traveler's Wife de Audrey Niffenegger (LDVoorberg)
    LDVoorberg: Fantasy with enough reality to make it seem plausible
  7. 178
    The Magicians de Lev Grossman (Usuari anònim)
  8. 81
    Little, Big de John Crowley (ktbarnes)
    ktbarnes: Both have magical realism, with a fairytale feel
  9. 60
    Od Magic de Patricia A. McKillip (amysisson)
    amysisson: Both are fantasy about magic and performance, with lovely writing.
  10. 84
    Winter's Tale de Mark Helprin (TomWaitsTables)
  11. 62
    The Book of Lost Things de John Connolly (bluenotebookonline)
  12. 30
    The Merro Tree de Katie Waitman (amysisson)
    amysisson: Both are about the magic of performance, and have colorful performer characters, although one is science fiction and the other is fantasy.
  13. 30
    Touch de Alexi Zentner (JessiAdams)
    JessiAdams: Both books have a similiar combination of realism and fantasy with similiar imagery. Wish I could describe it better, but I can't. Both of these books just FEEL the same.
  14. 20
    Mr. Vertigo de Paul Auster (tandah)
  15. 10
    The Gracekeepers de Kirsty Logan (vwinsloe)
    vwinsloe: Everyone loves a fantastical circus.
  16. 21
    Strange the Dreamer de Laini Taylor (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Beautiful type of fairy tale
  17. 10
    Vassa in the Night de Sarah Porter (mzonderm)
  18. 21
    Daughter of Smoke & Bone de Laini Taylor (tralliott)
  19. 10
    When the Moon Was Ours de Anna-Marie McLemore (kgriffith)
    kgriffith: Magical realism, beautiful prose, setting as a character/catalyst
  20. 00
    L'ombra del vent de Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Kata18)
    Kata18: Both books feel a little like a dream with a touch of magic that's not quite explained.

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Es mostren 1-5 de 1187 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Fantasy novels are NOT my thing. However, I LOVED this book. I want to read it again. Already!! The ending revealed a depth and substance that completely evaded me while I was immersed in the stunning, vivid beauty of Morgenstern's world. ( )
  KimD66 | Nov 29, 2022 |
Ugh this book was so boring and SO CLOSE to a DNF for me. It just went on and on and on and on and nothing really ever HAPPENED. Sure, we were told about things that happened but we never got to see them. The characters were flatter then a sheet of paper and I didn’t care at all what happened to them. The timeline was confusing, the third person present tense writing was annoying and we never got a good explanation of what was going on. Don’t waste your time. ( )
  Anniik | Nov 26, 2022 |
"People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see."

Absolutely phenomenal. Erin Morgenstern may have only written two books, but my goodness does she know how to write one.
This was just as deliciously mysterious, ephemeral, magical, and intriguing as Morgenstern's newest book, "The Starless Sea." Everything about this story was poised, like one of the Circus's statues. It was graceful and lovely and oh so mind-boggling. And just as with "The Starless Sea," I don't have enough words to properly explain how amazing this story is. All I ask, or rather beg, is that you please go and read each of Erin Morgenstern's books immediately so you can understand just how wonderful her stories are.
I dearly hope she has plans for many more future tales—If that's the case, I will wait for them patiently. ( )
  EvelynNygren | Nov 17, 2022 |
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
  rachelprice14 | Nov 6, 2022 |
Beautifully written ( )
  Katherine74 | Nov 3, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 1187 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Morgenstern’s wonderful novel is made all the more enchanting by top-notch narration from the incomparable Jim Dale.
 
I am a reader who should have hated this novel; yet I found it enchanting, and affecting, too, in spite of its sentimental ending. Morgenstern's patient, lucid construction of her circus – of its creators and performers and followers – makes for a world of illusion more real than that of many a realist fiction. There is a matter-of-factness about the magicians' magic, a consistency about the parameters of the circus world, that succeeds both in itself and as a comment upon the need for and nature of illusion in general. While the novel's occasional philosophical gestures seem glib ("You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream"), the book enacts its worldview more satisfyingly than could any summary or statement. Rather than forcing its readers to be prisoners in someone else's imagination, Morgenstern's imaginary circus invites readers to join in an exploration of the possible.
 
Underneath the icy polish of her prose, Morgenstern well understands what makes The Night Circus tick: that Marco and Celia, whether in competition or in love, are part of a wider world they must engage with but also transcend. It’s a world whose mystique and enigma is hard to shake off, and that invites multiple visits.
 
The Night Circus is one of those books. One of those rare, wonderful, transcendent books that, upon finishing, you want to immediately start again.
 
The book itself looks beautiful but creaky plotting and lifeless characters leave The Night Circus less than enchanting
afegit per ncgraham | editaThe Observer, Olivia Laing (Sep 11, 2011)
 

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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Morgenstern, Erinautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Dale, JimNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fontana, JohnDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Forrester, KateAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jakobeit, BrigitteTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Koay, Pei LoiDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Magrì, MarinellaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Musselwhite, HelenAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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Children are dragged away with promises that they may return the next evening, though the circus will not be there the next evening and later those children will feel slighted and betrayed.
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I do not like being left in the dark. I am not particularly fond of believing in impossible things.
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