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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 ...

Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega.

'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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146507
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 409 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


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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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“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

Paperback edition
4 similar books recommended
15th March 2015
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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

Paperback edition
5th October 2013
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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

Paperback edition
30th April 2014
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