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The Circle

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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 ...

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241970379
ISBN-10: 0241970377
Pagini: 512
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Dave Eggers was born in Boston in 1970. He is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle and Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations.
Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family and his next novel is forthcoming in 2016.


Recenzii

Eggers brilliantly depicts the Internet binges, torrents of information and endless loops of feedback that increasingly characterize modern life
A stunning work of terrifying plausability ... a worthy and entertaining read
Eggers has set his style and pace to technothriller: the writing is brisk, spare and efficient ... it works
Prescient, important and enjoyable ... a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication'
The Circle is 'Brave New World' for our brave new world ... fast, witty and troubling
An elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the 21st Century
Immensley readable and very timely
A gripping and highly unsettling read
Unputdownable
Eggers's writing is so fluent, his ventriloquism of tech-world dialect so light, his denouement so enjoyably inevitable
Tremendous novel ... inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted
Compelling and deeply contemporary

Textul de pe ultima copertă

'SECRETS ARE LIES.
SHARING IS CARING.
PRIVACY IS THEFT.'
The Circle - the world's most powerful company, connecting everyone digitally - is growing. Its latest recruit is Mae Holland. Determined to prove she is worthy of the trust placed in her, Mae allows herself to go 'transparent', sharing her every experience with the world at large. But in moving closer to those in charge, she catches glimpses of a sinister truth hidden at the very heart of the Circle. One that will change the world for ever . . .
'Prescient, important and very funny. The most-on-the-money satirical commentary on the early internet age' Guardian