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The Circle

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

On par with some of the greatest visionaries of literature

Think George Orwell too frumpy or old? Then read this current and hip look at one possible reality. Excellent read that will challange you to carefully think about technology, the ethics around technology, and why- when we have so much evidence to the contrary - humans...
Think George Orwell too frumpy or old? Then read this current and hip look at one possible reality. Excellent read that will challange you to carefully think about technology, the ethics around technology, and why- when we have so much evidence to the contrary - humans believe they can be God. Excellent.

posted by Anonymous on October 26, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I love the concept of this book: technology is wonderful... up t

I love the concept of this book: technology is wonderful... up to a point. But the execution is ham-fisted at best. Everything is on the nose and predictable while at the same time, nothing is truly fleshed out enough to feel like a good story. We don't really get to kn...
I love the concept of this book: technology is wonderful... up to a point. But the execution is ham-fisted at best. Everything is on the nose and predictable while at the same time, nothing is truly fleshed out enough to feel like a good story. We don't really get to know most of the characters and in many instances pivotal moments are skipped over only to be recounted in the past tense. Show don't tell, Mr. Eggers. I really expected more from this book. Again, very interesting concept, definitely thought-provoking. But ultimately disappointing as a novel.

posted by 4891967 on November 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    wow

    U no what to do with that big fat butt Wiggle wiggle wiggle

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Great concept! Social media run amuck....

    What a great concept! Social media run amuck...like that could ever happen! Love the "I could see that happening" ideas throughout the book. A good cautionary tale, a must read. Might even make you think... :O

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

    Hmmm....

    I think the story has great potential and definitely raises some disturbing and interesting questions that are relevant today's social media/online centered world. That being said, it kind of beats you over the head with those questions and the main character is so quick to drink "the Kool-Aid" of the company that I ended up yelling at her from my couch thru most of the book. All in all though, it certainly provokes a lot of conversation and I was glad I read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Very interesting, I definitely recommend

    Wow could this really happen in our future....an excellent book for book club discussions.

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  • Posted November 28, 2013

    Big brother is watching (and intervening!) in this fascinating b

    Big brother is watching (and intervening!) in this fascinating book by Dave Eggers. Technology is controlling more and more of our lives. This book explores what  would would be like if that was taken to the extreme and controlled by one source, the Circle. This thought provoking book kept me entertained throughout. The ending left room for a sequel  which I hope Mr Eggers will consider. I'm highly recommending this book to friends. It's one of the best of the year.

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