Sarayan7 wrote:Transported me to a magical place. It was fast paced reading and yet it felt like a slow dance while reading... something wispy intangible... almost achy. I gave it to my niece afterward (she's 18). She loved it so much it inspired her to choreograph a dance with her friends at a college event drawing on some themes from here.
The book reminded me of the Sorcerer's Apprentice by Tahir Shah.. where you 'meet' "real" magicians....
yes, it felt real, or at least parts of it did - but then I am one of those people who doesn't want to know how magicians do their tricks. We saw David Copperfield live once and he told about wanting to fly and then he flew and it was magical.
Their used to be an ice cream flavor called Summer's Dream that I thought was magical until someone told me it was just vanilla ice cream mixed with orange sherbert. I looked down at my spoon and suddenly that was all it was.
So anyway for what it is worth I like The Night Circus, at least the magical circus parts.
It's time to try defying gravity. (Elphaba)