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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
  • 26,199

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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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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 * 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 *
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About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of eleven books, including 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 and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His non-fiction and journalism have appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, the Best American Travel Writing and the Best American Essays.
Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, which publishes original fiction and non-fiction, and distributes the Voice of Witness series of books, which use oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. He is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centres with locations around the country, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and his work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Northern California with his family.
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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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