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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241146507
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

The Circle




Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - a timely novel about our obsession with the internet, from one of our greatest storytellers

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 ...

  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241146507
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • 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.

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Praise for The Circle

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

A stunning work of terrifying plausability ... a worthy and entertaining read

Publisher's Weekly

Eggers has set his style and pace to technothriller: the writing is brisk, spare and efficient ... it works

Time

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

Guardian

The Circle is 'Brave New World' for our brave new world ... fast, witty and troubling

Washington Post

An elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the 21st Century

Vanity Fair

A gripping and highly unsettling read

Sunday Times

Unputdownable

Times

Eggers's writing is so fluent, his ventriloquism of tech-world dialect so light, his denouement so enjoyably inevitable

Observer

Tremendous novel ... inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted

Daily Mail

Compelling and deeply contemporary

L.A Times

Eggers brilliantly depicts the Internet binges, torrents of information and endless loops of feedback that increasingly characterize modern life

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