Fred’s Corner

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

This displayed the author’s imaginations as she wove chapter after chapter of fanciful, magical events utilizing characters that could have graduated from hogwarts.  However, therein lays the problem: it was chapter after chapter after chapter, seemingly without end and without connecting the dots creating a interesting story, or even a plot.  It began with promise, much like “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman, but fizzled with never ending repetition.  I enjoyed the lengthy tomes by J.K. Rowling because each of the Potter stories kept you on the edge of your seat and the magic had purpose, and the characters had depth.  Sadly, I got as far as page 204 out of the 387, and I left the story without wondering what happened because I simply didn’t care.


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