Thank you, once again, Nancy Pearl! I bought this for P. a few years back for Christmas. He was after me to read it but I kept putting it off. Toward the end of June I picked it up and was sucked into the Circus. I wish I would have had more time, and attention, to read it in larger chunks. Never fear if you are a slower reader - it's very easy to put down and pick back up without forgetting the plot. A truly magical book. I loved the stories, the characters, the scenes. It would make an incredible movie if done correctly. I want to knit something in black and white and red now. You will understand once you read this.
If you are going on a trip this summer and have a long drive or flight bring this one along! We have it in print but I actually ended up checking out it via Overdrive so that I could have it with me on my phone or iPad at all times. It was also good for a few nights when I could not fall asleep. The iPad is great for sleepless nights - which thankfully don't happen that often - because it is a book and a nightlight all in one.