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The Circle - Dave Eggers
The Circle
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The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a... show more
The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345807298 (0345807294)
ASIN: 345807294
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 The Circle
3.5 starsScary book because it seems so close to potential reality. It's social media taking over tracking everyone and turning us into a totalitarian government. There's no privacy, and everyone must participate. After reading this book, I'm more in favor of unplugging frequently. I felt like g...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
2.5 It's a slippery slope
The Circle - Dave Eggers *2.5 STARS* It's a slippery slope with transparency isn't it? Where do you draw the line? Where do the individual rights come in when you are trying to do better by society? Those are all the things that were going through my mind as I was reading this book. And I ...
Reading in Purple
Reading in Purple rated it
4.0 That was... something.
Unfortunately, common sense does not always win out. Don't get me wrong, this was a really enjoyable book and I read it rather quickly - in a weekend, basically. But it was creepy and terrifying and deeply unsettling. I'm not really sure what else I can say about it without diving off the depend i...
Shaykitteh's World of Books
Shaykitteh's World of Books rated it
3.5 Review: The Circle
Set in a time not too far in the future, a company named The Circle has gobbled up Facebook, Google, Twitter, and pretty much any other company you can think of. Being an employee - a Circler - is the dream of many, including Mae Holland. When her friend Annie gets Mae a job in Customer Experience, ...
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony rated it
1.5
Bullet Review:Another one of those dysotpias that thinks it's 1984 or Brave New World, but it's more like a 24 piece puzzle for a preschooler.A company exists whose product is to get rid of Internet anonymity - and people DO IT? And NO ONE says anything about this? There is NO commentary in the medi...
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