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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241146507
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Circle


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The Circle runs everything - all your internet activity in one easy, safe and visible place. No wonder it is now the world's most powerful and influential company. So when Mae Holland lands a job at its glittering California campus, she knows, she's made it.

Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet.
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 ...
'Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted' Daily Mail
'Prescient, important and enjoyable . . . a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication' Guardian
'A gripping and highly unsettling read' Sunday Times
%%%Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet.



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 ...



'Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted' Daily Mail



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



'A gripping and highly unsettling read' Sunday Times

  • Pub date: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241146507
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

www.mcsweeneys.net
www.voiceofwitness.org
www.826national.org
www.scholarmatch.org
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Praise for The Circle

“The Circle is Brave New World for our brave new world. Fast, witty and troubling”

Washington Post

“No question what should be the book of the year”

Simon Jenkins, Evening Standard, Books of the Year

“A must-read”

Blake Morrison, Guardian, Books of the Year

“The most on-the-money satirical commentary on the early internet age. Full of clever, plausible, unnerving ideas”

Guardian

“One of our fiercest and most compelling writers. A gripping and highly unsettling read. It paints a horrifying picture, in minute detail, of a future we'll be lucky to avoid”

Sunday Times

“An ingenious thriller”

Observer, Books of the Year

“Inventive, big-hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted”

Daily Mail


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