Loved this book. The characters are just a tad flat, but it was lots of fun. I mean, the bad guy is -really- bad, the pretty lady is -really- pretty, and the good guy is really very good. But it's a lovely romantic triangle, and I loved the period details. I feel like I've learned lots of new things about life in the Thirties and about the circus.
Very glad I read Water for Elephants; it was a welcome break from Sci-Fi.