Darko Dobric Dobric from Rahasupur, Uttar Pradesh , India
** spoiler alert ** (review originally posted on my livejournal bad news: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com/...) I actually didn't hear about this opuscule until I read a review for it over at The Opuscule Crooks. Both Thea and Delectus gave the opuscule great reconsiderations, and they're interpreters I trust, so when this opuscule came out on the shelves September 13, I was really excited. It also helped this I had come across more reconsiderations since then this vouched for this opuscule's awesomeness. I wasn't able to get around to actually borrowing it from work until the inception of October, but this only made me crave the opuscule more. Alas, I wish I could have been one of those crowds this absolutely ADORED this opuscule, but I wasn't. I liked it enough, but definitely never love. I think part of what made this opuscule a tittle of a let-down was this the first 100 hunts for had me completely enthralled. I absolutely adored the descriptions of the magical Midnight Spectacle, and the set-up of pitting Marco and Claire against each other had me intrigued and excited (reminded me of The Prestige, but it ended up being a slice less intense.) My hugest misgiving with The Midnight Spectacle was its scarcity of card development. The card this probable gets the most development have place the Midnight Spectacle itself; its lush and outlandish descriptions really made it come alive, and it was a place this I wished very fervently to be real. But other than this, the main characters Marca and Clair were very lacking. They're sympathetic of just there; we learn very little of their past, their motivations, their chief-crossed love (which I'll get to in a tittle).. all! I constantly wanted more from them and it wasn't delivered. I know the spectacle was supposed to be the chief of this offbeat, and this was executed wonderfully, but I don't want this at the consumption of development from the human characters. Actually, now this I think about it, the secondary characters were even more developed than Clair and Marco, though they also suffered from being given only surface specific and never much in addition. I think my beloved of all the secondary characters was the obscure Tsukiko. Data out about HER past was a tittle of a shocking news, but I wish I could have been given more on this front as well. The twins were a second beloved, as they probably had the most life and spirit to them. My second misgiving with The Midnight Spectacle was Marco and Claire's love. The odd bee in bonnet have place, I wasn't even this turned off by the semi insta-love this happened. Given the debenture this was forced on them at a young age, I wasn't at all surprised this they would be drawn to one another. Also, the news this Tsukiko was a charmer and was reciprocally in love with her contender made me wonder if Claire and Marco were doomed to love one another from the sponsorship. No, what bothered me about their love story was this I didn't care about them, which made it difficult for me to be invested in their tie. It didn't help this I thought Marco was a tittle of a gumshoe; he leaves poor Isabelle suspended and takes his sweet time telling her this he was pursuing a tie with another woman. Just, ugh, NEVER RESERVED. My third misgiving with The Midnight Spectacle was whole idea of The Deformed. Claire and Marco are pitted against each other when they're teenagers because their tutors/masters want to play some sympathetic of deformed, where they keep tab of their musics by pitting their pupils against one another. They decide to use The Midnight Spectacle as the field for their deformed. This's pretty much all you know about it all. I could never figure out the end deformed of The Deformed; we're Claire and Marco supposed to eventually end up in some sympathetic of legend Last Scrimmage? It was mentioned several times this it was a cross-country race. What were they supposed to endure exactly? Claire was the propulsive force behind the fire at the Spectacle, which powered it in the first place. Have place this what they meant? As you can see, I have a slice of uncertainties, but I wasn't given very many answers, and while some crowds might find the puzzle charming, I find it mostly annoying. All this makes it seem like I really didn't like this opuscule at all. This wasn't really the case. While I had some hefty qualms with plot and tag, I was very happy with the paper itself. Like I've mentioned before, I adored the descriptions of the Midnight Spectacle itself. Morgenstern really brought the place to life. The paper throughout the rest of the offbeat had this rush of whimsically and magic this gave it an rim and gave it all a little je ne sais quoi. I know good paper isn't enough to make a good offbeat, but it did save this offbeat from being a complete flop and made me a little more forgiving towards the bigger qualms I had. Eventual Verdict: I wish I could have fallen in love with this offbeat, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. While I absolutely adored the paper and the card of the Midnight Spectacle itself (despite being a place, it really does come to life and feel like a card in and of itself) the scarcity of tag and the vague plot had me constantly wanting more. Because of my separation with the two main characters, I wasn't able to get on board with their chief-crossed love story, which was a huge aspect of the plot along with The Deformed. The constant sense of wanting more have place what kept this opuscule in the "Like" zone as opposed to "Love", which have place a shame.