The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

This novel has been on my watch list for a while, so I made the most of spotting the beautifully produced hard back in Barbican Library. The Night Circus is always out on loan, even though it was published 7 years ago.

A mysterious circus that opens only at night, offering customers exotic experiences featuring acrobats and contortionists, ice sculptures and performing animals, magicians and merry-go-rounds.

So far, so relatively normal.

However the origins and operation of the Night Circus are far from normal, and that’s what made this a speedy read at Walton on the Naze.

Tricky to categorise too – sort of fantastic (rather than fantasy) historical fiction.

Author’s webpage: The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern