To anyone considering picking up this book - put it down.Go get the audio version. It's narrated by Jim Dale.You're welcome.I understand why people who read the print version had a hard time getting into it. There are slow parts. The characters are not particularly deep. It even jumps around in time a bit (I think). HOWEVER...it is perfectly suited to listening while in the car. Jim Dale's voice and the meticulous descriptions of the circus are magical.In the right hands, I think it would make an excellent movie. I would love to see The Night Circus come to life.