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The Circle

Paperback - 22 April 2014
Dave Eggers(Author)
Dave Eggers(Author)
Dave Eggers(Author)
ISBN-13 : 9780804172295
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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 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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1 customer reviews Between 3−4 stars rating, 30 October 2017
Bad Movie,Good Book
By: Antonius Nicholas Budi

What happens when internet is no longer anonymous? What happens when everyone can see what you do all the time?

Follow Mae as she starts her job at The Circle, an amalgamation of LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and PayPal. All is seemingly well until step by step her job consumes everything and everyone connected to her. When a new Circle product comes out, watch as she deals with the implication of being the Circle's first live human subject. Is she going to choose convenience over freedom? or is she going to sacrifice... See More

freedom for convenience?

One drawback is that the plot of this story is eerily similar to Orwell’s 1984. That being said, it is not a boring read because it is updated for the modern era.

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