My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this book over a weekend. It moves along rapidly, pulling you in just like Mae, our protagonist, is pulled in to her new life working at the Circle, a California-based tech company that's pretty familiar despite being fictive. After I finished, I felt a little creeped out, but also a little disappointed. This isn't Eggers's best (or at least not my favorite of his), and I think he could have done a lot more with his thinly veiled morality tale. Still, The Circle provides a telling glance at what the future (and some of the present) could look like if technology continues to advance at the rate and in the direction it is.
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