The Circle

The Circle

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By (author) Dave Eggers

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  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 28mm x 31mm | 396g
  • Publication date: 24 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 024114650X
  • ISBN 13: 9780241146507
  • Sales rank: 133,649

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Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers' timely novel about our obsession with the internet. When Mae 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. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - 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..."Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted." (Daily Mail). "Prescient, important and enjoyable...a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication." (Guardian). "A gripping and highly unsettling read." (Sunday Times).

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Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, most recently including the trilogy The Circle, A Hologram for the King, (a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award), and Your Fathers, Where Are They, And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Dave Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

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A stunning work of terrifying plausability ... a worthy and entertaining read Publisher's Weekly Eggers has set his style and pace to technothriller: the writing is brisk, spare and efficient ... it works Time Prescient, important and enjoyable ... a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication' Guardian The Circle is 'Brave New World' for our brave new world ... fast, witty and troubling Washington Post An elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the 21st Century Vanity Fair Immensley readable and very timely Metro A gripping and highly unsettling read Sunday Times Unputdownable Times Eggers's writing is so fluent, his ventriloquism of tech-world dialect so light, his denouement so enjoyably inevitable Observer Tremendous novel ... inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted Daily Mail Compelling and deeply contemporary L.A Times Eggers brilliantly depicts the Internet binges, torrents of information and endless loops of feedback that increasingly characterize modern life Booklist