Who appreciates the Dave Eggers book “The Circle”?
Philip Greenspun's Weblog 2014-01-06
Folks: Who else is reading The Circle? The ideas for technological innovations are banal (video cameras everywhere, RFID tags inside humans) but I like the way that the interior life of the mega-corporation and the ambitions of its employees are painted. (The company is a combination of Google, Facebook, Twitter (“Zings” instead of “tweets”!), and PayPal.)
I’m about one third of the way through, listening as a book on tape, and the Amazon reviews (“well written but pointless”) are encouraging me to return it to the library before I’m finished. Who has read to the end?
[Oftentimes I find that with science fiction-tinged books the author's best ideas are in the first 100 pages.]