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Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (8 of 14)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 390,048 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 14
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, Jan. 11 2012
Beautiful imagery cannot make up for lack of plot. The story plods along infuriatingly slow and in the end, not much happens. I liked the descriptions of the Circus, but even they got tedious after a while. The much ballyhooed romance described in the dust jacket amounts to a handful of meetings (maybe three or four)and the magic challenge is no more than the two opponents creating pretty things.

Don't believe the hype.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable, Jan. 11 2012
I bought this novel because I enjoyed Beyond Black. However, her use of ambiguous pronouns had me throwing the book against the wall. Many characters have the same name and she doesn't clarify who is speaking. I got SO frustrated I shelved it. Unless you are prepared to read and re-read sections to understand who the heck is speaking, I'd suggest avoiding it. She's a good writer, but in this case, she seems intent on torturing her readers.