The best way to describe this book is "STRANGE". I never really understood it, I guess. The circus is a magic circus, one that isn't really there and yet you can see it in your mind. The author did a great job of describing the tents, the acts, and the smells but the characters were shallow leaving no connection between them and the reader. The last 100 pages are the best of the book but they still leave you asking "huh"?
I have read that we only use 20% of our brain capacity, so conceptually I'm wondering if the author was thinking that these things could be possible if we used more of our brains than we do. I also wonder if this book is enjoyed by a much younger generation. I guess I'll find out during our discussion at book club. As for me, I wouldn't recommend.
SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble