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The Circle
The Circle | Dave Eggers
The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author ofA Hologram for the King,a finalist for the National Book Award.When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the worlds most powerful internet company, she feels shes 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. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the companys modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae cant believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the worldeven 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. What begins as the captivating story of one womans ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
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marleed
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Mehso-so

Mae might have been a 24-year old college graduate hired into the California tech-savvy, The Circle, but she was written like a middle-schooler dropped mid-term into a new school and desperate to fit in. This book contained sooo much social commentary. With all that and my I-don‘t-give-a-shit-about-Mae, the MC, I had no perspective in which to take away whatever it was this book wanted me to receive.

...And sharks eat anything!

claudiuo Thanks a lot for your review. I have this book on my TBR list but reading your notes made me move it way down, there are many other more interesting books in need of my attention. Thank you! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I did not like this book either. 2mo
marleed @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @claudiuo I felt like the author pulled every concern with technology in our daily lives, dropped it into Word and retrofitted a story around it. Had he concentrated on fewer concerns and given us an MC we wanted to understand, it might have been better for me. 2mo
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DivineDiana I really enjoyed this in audio! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
marleed @DivineDiana I‘m interested to see the movie. Perhaps if I‘d have pictured Emma Watson as Mae or Tom Hanks as Eamon I might have been more invested in their characters. It just fell flat for me. I read it for an upcoming IRL bookclub so it will be fun to hear their input. I‘ve rated 2 books in the last 2 weeks on the low side but it does make me appreciate my other reads! 2mo
DivineDiana I tend to always have a new appreciation for a book after Book Club! 🙂 2mo
marleed @DivineDiana Me too. This particular one is hosted by my local library branch. It‘s always packed and the opinions are all over the board. I limit my input to a single statement because of the number of participants. It‘s interesting because I try to be thoughtful of when my single piece of input might be meaningful to the evening. 2mo
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Tineke
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Well, well, well, what do we have here.... Let me check this out. #LitsyLove #taggedbookisbookIamreading

Lovesbooks87 Yay so glad it made it to you! 4mo
Tineke @Lovesbooks87 and so fast I imagine. Thank you. I will send you something back! 4mo
Lovesbooks87 @Tineke it was fast. I was surprised at how fast it did get to you! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 4mo
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Eva2
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Pickpick

This book will make you rethink your use of social media. The irony of me posting this comment on Litsy is not lost on me 😀
Very clever, disturbing and thought provoking read. Don‘t bother watching the movie on Netflix. It is completely different from the book and not very good either.

ShyBookOwl I haven't read this yet but I watched the movie. It wasn't great, but it did make me think "this is why I don't do social media" lol Litsy is my only exception because, y'know, book love ??. I've never had anything else 5mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this book, too. 5mo
Feenbraut Forget the movie. This book not only made me think but it gave me the creeps. 3mo
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Eva2
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Only 100 pages in and I‘m anticipating sinister goings on ahead. Very cleverly written so far.

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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio, and had no trouble following without losing interest. I really liked this. It was hard to fathom how she could get more and more sucked in to that life and not realize the implications. I guess I felt like she had been brainwashed, like a cult. In fact, pretty much all of them had “drunk the Kool-Aid”! It was an interesting tale of taking social media way too far

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DivineDiana
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In this frightening dystopian novel, the main character, Mae, has a close friend, Mercer, who does not agree with the Circle‘s methods. He attempts to go off the grid. #wanderingjune #letsgetlost

BarbaraBB Great choice! 💕 5mo
Cinfhen Forgot this part!!! Great choice 5mo
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SenatorMothma
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A fun one - nearly a blackout! I would have to check on that last one... I may have read all the books from one author but that would take me some time to verify! #bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

Tagged book fits both the "book bought at airport" and "popular book I didn't enjoy" categories ?

EclecticReaders Nice! At least that book was good for something! 😄 5mo
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Marni
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Pickpick

Saw this pop up a ton so I got it on audiobook from the library. It went quickly! Really enjoyed the book, not sure I‘d enjoy is the right word, but definitely powerful and eye opening.

Walking into the Apple Store when you‘re 75% down with the book is downright disturbing!!

Going to use this for the #Booked2019 #booktomovie prompt

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! 👊🏻📚♥️ 6mo
Cinfhen Ha!!!! I hear ya 6mo
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LeticiaToraci
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Pickpick

This book may seem exaggerated in its dystopian vision but is it really so? I look at our world and encounter uncomfortable similarities. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It was a little too close for comfort but I hated how Eggers made the MC such a dishrag 😬 6mo
LeticiaToraci @Cinfhen I think that the style of writing had a bit of magical realism to it, for example, when Mae met that old couple on the barge it was as if she was meeting her parents who were hiding after the circle was completed. Many thing seemed to be made intentionally for symbolic reasons, one of them being Mae's utter lack of consciousness. 6mo
Cinfhen I honestly wasn‘t reading so intently... I missed a lot of those nuances😬 6mo
LeticiaToraci When I like a book I usually have theories about it, if they are correct or the right way to interpret the book Idk, but I often imagine them. 😉 6mo
LeticiaToraci The film finished very different from the book. I don't know if it was better, to me it seemed like a forced happy ending. 6mo
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LeticiaToraci
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I'm reading this for the Social Media Focus prompt at #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen @DivineDiana read if for that prompt too and really liked it!! Hope you do as well 🙏🏻 6mo
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DivineDiana
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Pickpick

I listened to this on audio in my car, and I was so invested that I wished that I had copies in multiple formats! Sharing is caring is one of the mottos of the technology company known as The Circle. And we certainly do already live in a world of likes, smiles and comments. What if one company had the power to take all the data for the country and use it to achieve their goals? Did not see the movie. Finished4/30. #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt!!! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m debating whether to read this one or another for this prompt. Glad to have your review, because I‘ve heard mixed things about this one. And the other— 7mo
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DivineDiana
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Currently reading my choice for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus. I am enthralled!

Cinfhen So funny... I hated this book but so many people I know really liked it a lot. Glad you‘re enjoying 7mo
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Joanster5
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Pickpick

I read this for the around the year challenge in 52 books for prompt #36 a book featured on the NPR best books of the year. It had a good premise but wasn‘t executed all that well. You could see where society could get like this though with social@media. It did keep me turning the pages. I‘m still going to put it as a pick. #aty2019 #aroundtheyearin52books

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KarenUK
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@Clwojick #bookishquestions
Thanks for the tags @Samplergal @Eggs 😘

1. Literary Fiction
2. Memoirs- so many sound interesting, I just often don‘t love the writing, so fall back into my Lit Fic comfort zone!
3. Horror 😳 & Sci-Fi 🛸
4. Historical Fiction. I love a good costume drama.🎥
5. ‘The Girl with all the Gifts‘ & ‘Dark Matter‘
6. I‘m picky about what I read so I can‘t think of anything I LOATHE, but I read ‘The Circle‘ for a book club..👎

KarenUK 7. If you want play, consider yourself tagged 💕 7mo
Clwojick I didn‘t read the circle, but I watched the movie, and I agree 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 7mo
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sprainedbrain
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Pickpick

I have avoided this one after seeing some bad reviews... but I begrudgingly put it on my tbr when it was added to the #1001books list last year, and I needed a #socialmediafocus book for #Booked2019, so here we are.

I really enjoyed this audiobook! The MC is unlikable in her selfish naivety and it‘s sort of preachy, but it‘s also scary how easily we could get here as a society. Definitely in the vein of 1984 Fahrenheit 451. 😱

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana I am listening to this now (also for booked 2019) and I am liking it so far! Did not know it was on 1001 list! (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m in the HATED camp but maybe in audio it would have worked better for me. 7mo
Reggie The part where she gets reprimanded for not responding to those throwing the dinner party for fans of Portugal. Lololol what craziness. 7mo
sprainedbrain @Reggie that was insane! I was to the point of cringing every time someone said ‘I feel.‘ 😂 7mo
Exbrarian I didn‘t like it. I also didn‘t feel like it was as poignant as it is credited for. My vote for most overrated this decade. 7mo
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KristenDuck
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Panpan

Not a fan.

The story: Mae is hired to work at The Circle, and its everything she ever wanted - it‘s a dream job.

Socializing is one thing, but just how far into personal lives should one really go?

My take: Poor writing style. Breaking the book into three segments did NOT work for me. Way too hard to read without having a defined breaking point.

Why the Pan: Mae‘s downward spiral was way too fast and unrealistic. She became so unlikable.

KathyWheeler I was always wanting to slap Mae when I read this book. 7mo
KristenDuck @KathyWheeler hahaha yes!! Repeatedly. 7mo
KathyWheeler @KristenDuck yes. While repeating over and over, “WTF is wrong with you?!” 7mo
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KristenDuck @KathyWheeler yeah I never ever would have made the same choices as her. Especially that ending! 7mo
OnlyYoo I didn‘t care for the movie either 7mo
KristenDuck @OnlyYoo i admit to watching the movie too. Still not good! Lol 7mo
KathyWheeler The movie was terrible. 7mo
cmarie She was such an unlikable character, but I got on so badly with the writing style I didn't manage to finish it. Still have no idea if the ending of the movie is different or not 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this. A friend read it and mentioned it and I knew it would be great for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus I couldn‘t stop listening. Gripping and chilling.

Karisa Read that one awhile back, and it still haunts. His vision of social media in the near future seems possible. . . 7mo
Cinfhen Good choice, although I really DISLIKED this book. Couldn‘t stand the female MC 7mo
MelissaSue81 @Cinfhen - I can understand that. Reviews on this one are really mixed. I did audio for this with Dion Graham which I thought was an interesting choice for a book so heavily focused on a female main character, but it actually worked! The story really sucked me in though. It was one of those where I couldn‘t wait to get back in the car to listen more. 7mo
sprainedbrain I just finished this on audio and I really enjoyed it, too! Based on some of the more negative reviews I‘ve read, I think audio was a good choice. 😃 7mo
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wordzie
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Pickpick

This book was captivating from the beginning and it became increasingly intriguing as the story progressed. It really makes you think about the Internet and social networking with new dynamics and it casts a scarier and more radical light on what the world would possibly be like if we had not sense. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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wordzie
The Circle | Dave Eggers

No wonder public trust for Congress is at 11 percent. (207)

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
Simona Welcome to Litsy❣️ 9mo
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wordzie Thank you @Simona 🎉📚 9mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 9mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 9mo
wordzie Thank you @DarcysMom 📚❤📖 9mo
wordzie Thank you @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 🎉📚❤ 9mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. 😉👍🏽 9mo
wordzie Thanks @PurpleyPumpkin ❤ing it 📚🎉 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 9mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 9mo
wordzie @DebinHawaii thank you! i like it a lot ❤🎉📚 9mo
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jlowery999
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Mehso-so

I really liked the audio narrator on this one. I was pulled in pretty quickly and I was anxious to see what would happen but I was a little disappointed with the conclusion. It felt like a lot of build up and ultimately a let down.

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jacqu1.0
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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#strugglingtofinish

I‘m over halfway through and I can‘t decide how I feel. I‘ve invested enough time that I feel like I *should* finish it. Those who have read it - is it worth finishing?

wordzie 1/2 way and the feeling is mutual. Getting better though... 9mo
jacqu1.0 @wordzie I powered through and it wasn‘t bad. It picked back up. 9mo
wordzie @jacqu1.0 😊 👌 9mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Pickpick

Did anyone else love The Circle?

sprainedbrain Just finished it, and I can definitely say 🙋🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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Lucas.Rencher
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Pickpick

Recently finished The Circle and it was amazing! The story follows Mae Holland as she starts working for the Circle which is a combination of Facebook, Google, and Amazon all in one. At first everything seamed like a dream come true until you understand what the Circle truly is. The book is fast paced and has a chilling modern 1984 feel to it. 💻📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher I loved The Circle! Movie was good, too 🤓 11mo
JSW Books with this kind of storyline terrify me! 11mo
Lucas.Rencher @JSW I agree but definitely worth a read 11mo
BookBabe Wow, sounds like something I need to read! 10mo
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MelissaS
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Mehso-so

Sufficiently creepy and this book made me so anxious! Maybe because I listened at 1.5 speed? I can‘t decide if I liked it or am just disturbed.

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MelissaS
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Do you read the Litsy postings about your current read? Do they influence your opinion if the book? I‘ve been listening to this in the car and need to get it finished by the end of this week. I drive about 30 minutes each way so it should be doable. However, after reading some posts I‘m not too hopeful about the ending 😬

Kaye I usually prefer not to read the Litsy recs before I read the book. I do skim the star ratings on Amazon though. If it‘s 3 or below,I don‘t buy it. 11mo
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DejahVulia
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Starting this week. I‘ve managed to avoid the movie, so I‘m looking forward to this!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Mehso-so

So yeah, literary dystopian science fiction is a thing apparently. Though, truth be told, this is like reading horror—though not new, I can‘t imagine anything worse than the vision but forward in this book, a world in which “Secrets are lies, Sharing is caring, Privacy is theft.” Mae goes to work at Circle, the most powerful internet company in the world, & the story goes from there. Ok, but not great. Definitely a scary vision of the future.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Starting this one tonight...

Maria514626 So creepy but so good! 13mo
SheReadsAndWrites Oh good! I wanted a "spooky" one for October but not scary. I can't do scary. ? @Maria514626 13mo
Maria514626 I‘m with you there! 13mo
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Readage
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• Holy numbers, Batman •

#currentlyreading #fiction #socialmedia #scary

Reggie Lol, yeah her station gets crazy. 13mo
Readage @Reggie Oh just a bit!! Lol 13mo
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HotMessJess
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This book is terrifyingly real

Amanda.smith Agree! It gives the book something extra knowing we may be heading in that direction... 13mo
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HotMessJess
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I FINISHED A BOOK! I want to scream it from the rooftops!

For some reason during this pregnancy my ability to focus lasts for roughly 45 seconds.... but last night I FINISHED The Boy on The Bridge, which was amazing! I‘m sad it took so long to power through it! But guess what, y‘all? I picked up the circle and read almost 50 pages!! I. AM. HOOKED!
So now it‘s 1 book down 11 to go before this kid gets here! #babysteps

Phlamboyant I thought I was going to get all the reading and crafting done during my last pregnancy and neither of those things happened. Doing those things with a baby are struggle enough, but pregnancy brain wouldn't even let me focus before he came?! 14mo
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AJBowers
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Ok all. Do you read a book BEFORE you watch the movie or do you read a book AFTER you've seen the movie.
If you're wondering what team I am on, I've already read this book.... 😂

Kimberlone I do both! I definitely don‘t wait though if there‘s a movie I want to see. Personally I thought the movie version of that book wasn‘t very good, though. I had higher hopes for a movie with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. 1y
TheSpineView I prefer to read the book first. Though that does not always happen. 1y
MyBookSwapClub I'm thinking to see this movie tonight :) 1y
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2BR02B It really depends. If it's a book I've already been meaning to read for awhile, I'll try to read the book first. If I discovered the movie before the book, I usually watch the movie first. One always seems to ruin the other for me, so it's just a question of whether I'm more interested in the movie or the book. 1y
2BR02B OR, if the book's the first of a series? I usually don't wait until I've read them all to watch the movie/show (thinking specifically of GoT here). 1y
Redwritinghood I usually read the book after. Otherwise, the movie is always disappointing. 1y
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Readage
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• I‘m exhausted just reading this section...poor Mae is in over her head •

Reggie This book gets a little nutso but I enjoyed it. 1y
Readage @Reggie haha yes it‘s getting better 1y
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Readage
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• Still not thrilled with Dion Graham‘s presentation of this title but I‘m giving it another go... •

#currentlyreading #currentlylistening #audiobook #wordsinmyears

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Panpan

A contemporary attempt at a "1984"-esque story, using the internet and social media. But where no one the world has ever read "1984", and everyone is happily willing to give up their rights and freedoms. The concept had potential, but the execution was over the top & unrealistic. And the main character was an unrelatable moron. How did this become a movie?! ?

bookandcat The movie fixes some of the problematic issues with the book but isn't a great movie. That being said, nearly all of the book actually currently exists in one way or another or is based on something that exists. I don't see it as unrealistic at all in that sense. But it's a bit of a weird book, I will say that. 1y
Cailey_Mac Yeah, I ended up DNF‘ing after a particular scene where I was like “Why did she go see him AGAIN???” Like the main character seemed like she might have some intelligence and the book is all “lemme fix that” 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Cailey_Mac Seriously. I'm peeved at how little the male author thinks of women. She's a pathetic lemming. If the character was so dynamic, universal, relatable, and realistic then why couldn't he have written it from a male perspective? I don't think any educated person (Mae) would have not at least internally questioned her situation. And it only got worse from where u left it. 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @bookandcat the premise is good, the execution was over the top, and disappointing. 1y
Cailey_Mac @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Blehhh I‘m glad I stopped when I did! Yeah he literally couldn‘t write a female character. 1y
CarolynM I couldn't finish this one, I was so frustrated by all the sheeplike behaviour. 1y
callielafleur I agree with you completely! This book was drivel. 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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About half way through, and Mae's coworkers are driving me nuts! If I was a quitter I'd give up on this book. But I can't say I don't like a book if I don't read the whole thing. Hopefully it gets better.

BarbaraBB Great pic. The book doesn‘t get better I‘m afraid... 1y
morgan_lionheart I regret finishing this book. It doesn't get better. Stop now. 1y
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Macnjen
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Panpan

Ugh. This audiobook drove me crazy. The narration was frantic to mimic parts of the story, but it totally stressed me out. The story is really implausible, the end was ridiculous. The concept was a good one but it fell flat in being completely overboard.

MelissaS Yes! I‘m listening to the audio at 1.5 speed and it makes me so anxious! But I want to finish it so I‘ll keep having it thrown at me. 11mo
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HarrieF
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Absolutely geeked out with a fellow #hufflepuff about #harrypotter and got a little smiley. Puff pride!!

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HarrieF
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Rare case of reading the book AFTER I saw the film. I wasn‘t thrilled with the film, and might not have bothered, but after so many requests then a used copy for Q9.60 how could I resist ?

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BBooks
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Irony not lost in this book pick for the “Richardson reads one book” 📚 selection 🤭

Zelma 😳😂 yeah, that is odd but kind of appropriate choice. 1y
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JoyBlue
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Day 20: Book You‘ve Reread—I don't reread often. I read The Circle right after publication (liked a lot), and again earlier this year for neighborhood book group (not so much). I read Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil before our March/April road trip, and again in the car with DH (his 1st time) as we left Savannah/headed home. Reading it before & after enhanced my enjoyment of the trip significantly. #RiotGrams #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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MariettaSG
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Sums up The Circle. How many of us are putting our heads and this of others in the guillotine or encouraging our young to do so? 🤔 🤭

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MariettaSG
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It is disturbing to observe that all the active villains in The Circle are female: Mae is presented as the sexual predator, the stalker, the one without a conscience, Annie the person who got her into all this with the shady racist, classist and criminal ancestry, the located criminal is a woman who killed her own children but the controllers behind it all who never admit any responsibility are, you guessed it: male. Eggers: was this intentional?

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MariettaSG
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Not so funny anymore when the centralised power of The Circle goes so far as to hound people to death. Is it really any surprise that both depression and anxiety have increased parallel to the internet explosion?

ephemeralwaltz Not at all. It's such a real and tought subject.. 1y
ephemeralwaltz Tough* 1y
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MariettaSG
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Kind of happy down here in Australia that Amazon not doing business because of the GST, slowing down the possibility of a single centralised internet monopoly like The Circle. 😀 A while back I got rid of FB, another step in reducing the power and influence of single internet entities and so much more time to read. 😊

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MariettaSG
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Read another 100+ pages, super easy reading. In respect to reviews of this being a 1984 ripoff you have to admit that it highlights how horrified Orwell would be in our current willingness to give total control to others via our online presence. Funny but poignant anecdotes about the stupidity and mediocrity of many social media interactions, litsy not excluded. 😲

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MariettaSG
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The blurb on the back warns you that there is a sinister truth behind the enormous internet company 'The Circle'. Pretty everything the Circle tells Mae is lies but does the author have to insult the reader's intelligence by being so obvious about it? More YA than adult I'd say. Going to encourage a 13yo to read this and see what they believe. Still going to read til the end.

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KKimber
The Circle | Dave Eggers

“Having a matrix of preferences presented as your essence, as the whole you? Maybe that was it. It was some kind of mirror, but it was incomplete, distorted.”

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HeatherWardell
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Pickpick

This was chilling and terrifying, both in how far the massive Internet company goes to change the world and in how easily I could imagine it actually happening. A great read!

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Sophrodeus
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Panpan

An underwhelming ending neutralized any enjoyment I felt during this otherwise compelling read. I wish Eggers would have opted for a "bad ending" of a different sort, allowing the antagonists' plans to come to fruition as a warning to the readers about the risks of forfeiting liberty for security.

I have yet to see the movie, but odds are I'll be recommending it over the book.