On The Rack: The Night Circus

On The Rack: The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

In honor of it being NANO Month…

This is the first book I’ve ever read that made me feel like I was in a Tim Burton movie. The words visually jumped from the pages. It was mysterious and mystical as well as captivating and unique. This story had me from page one to the end. It jumped around, weaving a love story, wrapped in this strange world of the midnight circus as two magicians (Celia and Marco) compete in a battle of life and death in the beautiful Le Cirque des Reves.

The Night Circus has been optioned for a movie and I can only imagine Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan, bringing it to life. After all, it does have an air to it that would go nicely with The Prestige.

Reason for being On the Rack

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NANO), The Night Circus is added as one of my ultimate favorites and one that has been a great influence.

Erin Morgenstern wrote the first draft during NANO. It was later revised and reworked over the next couple of years. This is something that I find very encouraging. NANO is awesome program that helps challenge someone to write a novel. However, most writers can’t compose a complete, publish ready, novel is thirty days (unless you are Colleen Hoover). So I view it as a tool to lay down a very intensive, 50,000 word outline that can grow into something remarkable like The Night Circus .

So get out your red scarf and spend the next few days of the polar vortex reading The Night Circus and also visit the NANO website if you are interested in learning more about the program.

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