The Night Circus

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern This is a book you either love or you hate. Looking at the reviews you can see they are pretty evenly divided.

I gave up around 40%. I read the reviews and realized that the story probably wasn't going anywhere. The writing is pretty, but I agree that the use of 3rd person present for the narration created a lot of emotional distance between the reader and the characters. There is A LOT of description, which was nice at first, but this is quite a long book for having so little action, and I got bored. Others also said that the story just sort of sits there while the description swirls around, it does. It is all about mood, and setting-- but for me, that wasn't enough to want to plod all the way through this book.