If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Thursday, January 5, 2012

On Erin Morgenstern's, 'The Night Circus'

So, I thought I'd explain why Erin Morgenstern’s, The Night Circus, has been up on my, ‘What I’m Reading’ doohickey for so long. Frankly, the book sucks. I can't read more than three pages in a sitting. 

     Morgenstern has got this terse, sesquipedalian thing going on—kind of like Hemingway meets Dickens—that (for me), is like trying to navigate an obstacle course while having bricks thrown at you. I mean, I like wordy stuff. But god, make it flow girl. 
     Too, the novel is about as contrived and self-indulgent as I have ever read. It's like a guided tour of the author's journal, or a sketchbook... "Oh look! Here's another nifty thing I thought up."

     "This is a marvelous book." Yeah right, Audrey Niffenegger. Apparently we have different copies.


1 comment:

  1. The only book I read by a Morgenstern was "The Princess Bride" and that Morgenstern doesn't really exist.


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