This book caught my attention in my local library. It was a great read. Here's a description:
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
I really like Chris Matthews so my expectations were high for this one. In the end I found it just average. My opinion may be skewed by the fact that the person who had the book before me must have been doused in old lady cologne which permeated the entire book.
This was a promotional copy I've had on my shelve for years. It appealed to my interest in philosophy and religion. Pretty good.
After Tom Robbins, Christopher Moore is about my favorite novelist. This was the sequel to "You Suck". Like all of Moore's books, this was highly entertaining.