The Circle

I’m about 100 pages into this apparently zeitgeisty novel. So far two thoughts come to mind:

1. It’s not so much a dystopian future as a dystopian present

2. It feels like a companion piece to Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs from the 90s

UPDATE Dec 27. Finished it. Very readable, but not recommended. It feels very simplistic in its reading of human nature. The portrayed extrapolation of sharing culture to extremes with little objection is unconvincing and there are a couple of ill-fitting sub-stories (eg, the fish tank) that make for poor metaphors. Still – if the purpose of such books is to raise concerns for the direction of ‘progress’ then it has played its part.


By carlosfandango

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