Publication Date: 24/04/2014 ISBN: 9780241146507 Category:

The Circle

Dave Eggers

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 24/04/2014 ISBN: 9780241146507 Category:
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – a dark, thrilling and unputdownable novel about our obsession with the internet

‘Prepare to be addicted’ Daily Mail

‘A gripping and highly unsettling read’ Sunday Times

‘The Circle is ‘Brave New World’ for our brave new world… Fast, witty and troubling’ Washington Post

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 …

‘An elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the 21st Century’ Vanity Fair

‘Immensely readable and very timely’ Metro

‘Prescient, important and enjoyable . . . a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication’ Guardian

Publisher Review

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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