There is a massive international buzz surrounding Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus", with a huge publishing deal and the film rights already sold.
I usually don't follow hypes - I still haven't read / seen any of the Harry Potters, Millenium trilogy and most certainly NOT the Twilight stuff (this one makes me want to puke just thinking about it). Yuk.
I know that this time, I am going to make an exception and purchase Ms Morgenstern's book, because of two things: One, she seems to be a very interesting and humble lady, a visual fanstasy artist who happens to have started writing and been successful at it. She blogs about kittens a lot too... And she likes tea! What's not to like? Two, from what I have gathered from articles and snapshots of reviews, this book is genuinely awsome. The author has conjured up a whole poetic, fabulous, black and white fairy tale world that I just have to enter and discover. Poetry, beauty, magic... This type of book is usually not particularly my cup of tea, but I have an inkling that this one might just be different, somehow. More mature.
There might even be a hint of darkness within its heady pages...
Ms Morgenstern comes across as absolutely not star-like and as a genuinely creative, dreamy individual. She is also ready to share her experience as a new writer, something that interests me most as I try to get my book(s) published.
"The Night Circus" has been marketed as being a book for the Harry Potter/Twilight audiences, but I have the sneaky feeling that there is much more to it than just teen/young adult fodder... It seems to be more delicate, more complex, more poetic.
Here is a fascinating and incredibly insightful interview with Ms Morgenstern. It comes in two parts:
Erin Morgenstern's blog is here: Erin's emporium
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