Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Coming soon: One to look out for!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Waterstone's synopsis
In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. There are contortionists, performing cats, carousels and illusionists - all the trappings of an ordinary circus. But this is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. And who is the sinister man in the grey suit who watches over it all? Behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination - and of love. A feast for the senses, a fin-de-siecle fantasia of magic and mischief, and the most original love story since "The Time Traveler's Wife", "The Night Circus" is an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality. It will dazzle readers young and old with its virtuoso performance, and who knows, they might not want to leave the world it creates.

I really think this debut by Erin Morgenstern is worthy of its own post. How can you read the synopsis of this book and not be excited by the novel's possibilities?
A year ago, if someone had presented me a novel about a circus, I would have been wholeheartedly sceptical. Now however, I have an entirely different outlook. This is exactly the manner with which I approached Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - I thought "how interesting can a novel about the circus really be?", but as it turns out, it can be very interesting, exciting, compelling and beautiful. Water for Elephants has turned out to be one of my favourite reads of this year so far, and it will be difficult to beat!
So I am welcoming this novel with an open mind, heart and open arms (although it will be entirely different from Gruen's work).
Pre-publication reviews on Waterstones.com from both customers and my fellow booksellers suggest that this will not be a novel to miss!

Pre-order at Waterstones.com

Title released September 15th


Clumsy Coquette said...

I know you are supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I love the cover of this book. It is so cool! I was a huge fan of "Water for Elephants," I just wished I had read it while the movie was still in theaters.

Stopping by from blogaholic!

~your newest follower


Voguedotcom said...

I know! The cover is fantastic!!
And I'm liking the love for Water for Elephants :) It was a beautiful book! I saw the film while it was still at the cinema, and obviously it didn't do the book justice. It didn't make me angry like the adaptation of 'The Lovely Bones' did though, which is a good sign :P

Thanks for following! You have a new follower from me!
Dani x

kimyunalesca said...

Oh wow! I'd love to read this book thanks for sharing your thoughts XD

sam1978 said...

I adore circus books and stories, this has gone straight onto my wishlist Dani, thankyou :)xx

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