The Circle | Dave Eggers

Editor’s Comment:  If you are not a fan of satire, and i am generally not, this is a tough read. But reading it six years after its publication makes it just a little less shallow, absurd. Eggers makes an Orwellian attempt to warn of monolithic technology companies’ (think Apple, Facebook, Google) threat to our privacy if not moderated. Live streaming lives lead to its fantastic story lines that include murder, sex and even world domination…but isn’t that the job of satire? As with the prophecies of “1984”, required reading of my youth, the moral nuance of Eggers themes are since and now becoming more noticeable.

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