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The Circle

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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 ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 28mm | 307g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0241970377
  • 9780241970379
  • 12,806

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Publisher's description. Fast, thrilling and compulsively addictive, The Circle is Dave Eggers' bestselling novel about our obsession with the internet and where it may lead. When Mae Holland lands her dream job at the world's most powerful internet company, she has no idea what awaits behind the doors of The Circle... Penguin
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Eggers brilliantly depicts the Internet binges, torrents of information and endless loops of feedback that increasingly characterize modern life * Booklist * Compelling and deeply contemporary * L.A Times * Tremendous novel ... inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted * Daily Mail * Eggers's writing is so fluent, his ventriloquism of tech-world dialect so light, his denouement so enjoyably inevitable * Observer * Unputdownable * Times * A gripping and highly unsettling read * Sunday Times * An elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the 21st Century * Vanity Fair * The Circle is 'Brave New World' for our brave new world ... fast, witty and troubling * Washington Post * Prescient, important and enjoyable ... a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication' * Guardian * Eggers has set his style and pace to technothriller: the writing is brisk, spare and efficient ... it works * Time * A stunning work of terrifying plausability ... a worthy and entertaining read * Publisher's Weekly * Publisher's description. Fast, thrilling and compulsively addictive, The Circle is Dave Eggers' bestselling novel about our obsession with the internet and where it may lead. When Mae Holland lands her dream job at the world's most powerful internet company, she has no idea what awaits behind the doors of The Circle... * Penguin *
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About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of twelve books, including The Monk of Mokha; The Circle; Heroes of the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France's Prix Medicis Etranger. He is the founder of McSweeney's and the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing center that has inspired similar programs around the world, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that illuminates human rights crises through oral history. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letter. His work has been translated into forty- two languages.

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Rating details

154,877 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 16% (24,873)
4 34% (52,655)
3 32% (50,029)
2 13% (20,368)
1 4% (6,952)
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