The circus arrives without warning. I've been so lucky lately to have read some very good, top shelf books. "THE NIGHT CIRCUS" is no exception. It was truly magical, after the first page the page's turned by them self. This one had everything a little fantasy, ok a lot of fantasy, murder, magic and love. I would recommend this to all ages. If your looking for a book to get lost in this is the book. See you at the circus, I'll be the one dressed in black and white with a touch of maroon.