All I can say is that I really enjoyed this book! Yeah there were a few questionable thoughts here and there like why was Jacob so obsessed with Marlena she seemed slightly ditzy to me and the ending where Jacob joins the circus in his 90's, the man can barely walk. But over all I loved the whole feel of the story traveling by train, the 1930's era and the under lying dark secrets of what goes on behind the scenes of the circus.
***I decided to watch the movie after I read the book and in my opinion it sucked it didn't come close to doing the book justice as a matter of fact if I had seen the movie first I doubt I would have read the book thinking it was that bad also.***