The Circle (Paperback)

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Eggers has created a
thoughtful--and at times darkly humorous--idea novel that aspires to
challenge the all-encompassing corporate rule of the present day, in the
way that Orwell confronted the authoritarian state of the previous
century.The Circle is an amalgamation
of several recognizable tech/marketing/social media companies, which is
led by corporation's "3 Wise Men," seemingly benevolent Big Brothers
whose twisted Utopian mission involves making everyone's actions
transparent to all. Young Circle hire Mae Holland
is ecstatic to join the powerful company and she gradually gives up her
own identity in a progressive series of Pavlovian work assignments and
lifestyle compromises. Mae leans in eagerly to the slick, soft embrace
of The Circle, a totalitarian world where
those who acquiesce receive material benefits to drape over their
hollow, media-addicted lives--but all are subject to a nightmare of
surveillance, attacks on privacy, and assaults on human dignity. But,
Mae? She wins the victory over herself. Like Winston
in 1984, she loved The Circle.

— Will

Product Details
ISBN: 9789863204800
ISBN-10: 9863204803
Publisher: Tian Xia Wen Hua
Publication Date: June 26th, 2014
Pages: 464
Language: Chinese