Monday, April 25, 2016

The Circle

Interrupted Little Dorritt briefly to gulp down a novel called The Circle, by Dave Eggers - a Brave New World for our time, and quite chilling in its view of the internet age, the datafication of our daily lives, the usurption of ideas by the platitudes of the social networks and, finally, man's long sought enthronement in the place of God. It is a truly creepy narrative in the most telling sense, wherein we can't help, however reluctantly, but recognize ourselves. No monsters, no demons, no aliens - just us. A highly compelling, highly readable classic of modern fiction.

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