April 01, 2004

Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus
Angela Carter
(picador, 1984)

A delight from start to finish, from the gaslit theatres and whorehouses to the Siberean wastes. There are tangents and sub-stories, tall tales and flights of fancy. And this is a very womanly novel. I am deeply, deeply envious of her skill.

And thanks to Annie for recommending I read it.

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