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I found the use of present tense jarring at first, but after the first few pages I got used to it. My personal favourite is The Rainmaker by John Grisham, which sucked me in before I fully realised it was present tense — and then when I did realise, about a third of the way in, I had to go back through and make sure it was deliberate and not just a proofreading failure.
No, what bothered me were the short second-person passages. It tipped the balance and broke the story-bubble and, for me, one of the greatest strengths of the book was its balance.
For if we learn anything from the circus, it is that destruction follows imbalance. The entire point of the competition is to tip the balance between chaos and order and, in doing so, to destroy the other player.
Collateral damage includes destroying a part of yourself, and anyone else who may have unwittingly gotten involved. Celia and Marco work best when they are creating together, when they are each enhancing what the other has done — for one of them to win would destroy not only what they have done together but what they would do in the future.
And the only way the circus can continue is if the balance between them is maintained — if either one of them tips the balance, the circus and everything in it will disintegrate. And the book itself, outside of the second-person interludes, is fairly well-balanced between the various threads: Celia, Marco, and Bailey; those affecting the circus and those being affected by it; exposition and events.
But when I finished Ready Player One, I wanted to jump back into the world, to go deeper into the details and find the hidden meanings in references.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, , available at Book Depository with There are mini pages where it's told from a second point of view which adds to another layer of mystery as to how the circus really is.
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Erin Morgenstern and Brian Francis at the Staircase Wednesday, 28 September Erin Morgenstern's short, perfect sentences had me hooked just seconds after she began reading from her debut novel, The Night Circus, at the Staircase tonight.
Erin Morgenstern was raised in Marshfield, In addition to writing, she paints, mostly in acrylics, The book has drawn comparison with the Harry Potter series, as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Susanna Clarke, and Steven Millhauser;.