Just finished reading Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Chapel Hill author Daniel Wallace. I first heard of Wallace as the author of the book that begat Big Fish, a totally quirky and thoroughly enjoyable film. Mr. Sebastian is the story of a magician, not surprisingly, who makes a deal with the devil. It's a Faustian tale set in a circus with a extra color and a nice twist at the end. I enjoyed it, but if you're looking for a good circus story, I would recommend Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants. It was a super read with great details about circus life.
Now, reading about circuses is nice, but would you go to the circus?