The Circle (Hardback)
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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). Dave Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. He is the author of seven previous books, including A Hologram for the King (finalist for the National Book Award 2012), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and What is the What, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Medicis.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146484
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm

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“The Circle”

The Circle is a fantastic and disturbing book. All through this book Eggers looks at out dependency on the internet, making it worryingly clear that we live in a world where The Circle could easily become real.... More

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“the new nightmare”

A frightening precursor to 1984, this Orwellian tale is both horrifying and mesmerising. Mae, after bagging a dream job at The Circle, becomes an ambassador for transparency of information and the rights of each... More

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“A witty and satirical take on social networking.”

The Circle is the world’s biggest social network. Part Google, part Facebook and all encompassing, it’s a seemingly benevolent force that everybody is signed up with, and the workplace to aspire to. So when Mae... More

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