Paperback The Circle : a novel / Dave Eggers.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241146507 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
When Mae Holland 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. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - 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.
491 pages ; 20 cm
Well written and clever in that it is hard to read without getting exasperated with the blind naievity of the lead character, some of whose traits we can see in others. Scary how true the ideas in this book might become reality. Worth a read if you know any social media junkies.