Water for Elephants tells the story of Jacob Jankowski and how he gets to enter the haywire world of circus to escape his haunting past. He doesn't even realize the train he just got himself into is the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, until he is hired the next morning. From there, the story takes a fascinating turns to bring you a second hand experience of what the circus life looks like from a closer view. What I liked best about this book is the vivid depiction of the narrator. It's almost like experiencing it oneself. Almost.
Overall, FANTASTIC READ!