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READ ☆ The Circle ↠ Η Μέι Χόλαντ προσλαμβάνεται στον Κύκλο την ισχυρότερη διαδικτυακή εταιρία παγκοσμίως Φιλόδοξη μα και ιδεαλίστρια νιώθει έτοιμη να εκμεταλλευτεί την ευκαιρία της ζωής της Ο Κύκλος με τια που παρέχει μόνο μία διαδικτυακή ταυτότηταΗ Μέι κατενθουσιάζεται με την υπερσύγχρονη εικόνα και τη ζωντάνια της εταιρίας και βουτά στον κόσμο της ατελείωτα πάρτι νυχτερινά κέντρα συναυλίες με διάσημους μουσικούς αθλητικά δρώμενα ενυδρεία με σπάνια πλάσματαΗ ζωή της πριν από τον Κύκλο αρχίζει να μοιάζει με μια μακρινή ανάμνηση Όμως η γνωριμία της με έναν παράξενο συνάδελφο την αναστατώνει Σύντ. Unfortunately despite an intriguing premise and my high hopes I feel obliged to give THE CIRCLE frowns than smiles In Mae's extremebizarre opinion my dislike may as well euate to murder or hatred at least Really it's just disappointment Smiles The ending Mae view spoilerchoosing the Circle over Ty hide spoiler

Dave Eggers Ó 9 READ

ομα αρχίζει να αναρωτιέται αν είναι μέρος μιας εικονικής πραγματικότηταςΤο παγκόσμιο μπεστ σέλερ του Ντέιβ Έγκερς που θα εκδοθεί σε 22 γλώσσες Ένα καταιγιστικό μυθιστόρημα αγωνίας που εγείρει ερωτήματα σχετικά με τη μνήμη την ιδιωτικότητα τις αλλαγές που επιφέρει η βιοτεχνολογική επανάσταση την ποιότητα της σύγχρονης δημοκρατίας και τα όρια της ανθρώπινης γνώσηςΈνα 1984 για τη γενιά του διαδικτύο. Noooooooooo No No This book is creepy as hell People in the world watching your every move They can suck it The only social media I do is Goodreads and google This book makes you want to run away from even that I still have a Facebook account but don't go there because I despise it I don't do stupid twitter or Snapchat Haven't done Instagram and not sure if I ever will I should just go off the grid like the lovely Charlie Hunnam 😊💕Anyway whatever I wouldn't doubt they are already putting something like this book into place Maybe It's a VERY scary thought Mel ❤️

REVIEW Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Dave Eggers

The CircleΗ Μέι Χόλαντ προσλαμβάνεται στον Κύκλο την ισχυρότερη διαδικτυακή εταιρία παγκοσμίως Φιλόδοξη μα και ιδεαλίστρια νιώθει έτοιμη να εκμεταλλευτεί την ευκαιρία της ζωής της Ο Κύκλος με τις απέραντες εγκαταστάσεις του στην Καλιφόρνια έχει κατορθώσει να ενοποιήσει τα προσωπικά μέιλ των χρηστών του τα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης τις τραπεζικές συναλλαγές και τις αγορές σε ένα δικό του παγκόσμιο σύστημ. A 491 page soap box Here's what's wrong with it in no particular order1 Not offering anything new to the conversation I imagine I will not be the only fan of dystopian literature who will be bored and feel this is retreading old territory already covered in books written long before the age of the internet As a human being living in a first world country the comparisons one can draw between real life companies and the Circle are second nature Facebook's ever changing privacy policies the tender feelings of Facebook culture Google's enormity delving into other spheres like banking phones etc and well publicized work environment Steve Jobs' cool public image WikiLeaks' total transparency country wide privatization of what were previously public services etc Likewise it is easy to see pieces of other stories in this one whether dystopian 1984's watchful eye eliminating privacy and its bold faced mantras comedic Office Space's passive aggressive pressure for pieces of flare though this is treated humorlessly in The Circle and best forgotten flops Idiocracy's ruling class communicating through a hyper dumbed down languageculture of cool something I'm thankful is sloppily forgotten less than halfway into The Circle That amounts to a lot of boxes checked off by the book but it doesn't take any bold steps of its own At its simplest it is a cautionary tale about a would be utopia that gradually loses its shine a hammer Animal Farm mercifully only pounded me with for 100 pages or so2 The tone The only thing complicated about the book's tone is this when it chooses to voice the possible conseuences of a powerhouse entity like the Circle does it realize these concerns are pretty much universally recognized already I can't determine whether the book means to be trite or condescending Which brings me to3 The audience While I don't believe an author should dumb down books for a younger generation the themes of this book might make of an impact on a younger audience though it clearly wasn't written for them Why write a book that warns against sacrificing privacy online and volunteering one's soul to large corporate entities no matter how genial if only to market it to a generation who spends its time warning its own children about the same issues Side note In the year since I wrote this review I've noticed that like Ayn Rand books this book's fans appear to simply agree with the message of warning which is very different from liking a book for its merits as a literary work4 The protagonist The protagonist is easily influenced to the point of not being a driving force in her own life all while being 100% bright eyed and naive The choice to cast a young woman only two years out of college as this malleable protagonist is misguided and invites criticism especially with the national dialogues happening around women's rights AND since this is Eggers first full length book to center around a female character Those issues aside the paper thin Mae has only one driving force as the book goes on being liked While this could be a conscious comment on the Facebook generation it doesn't make for a good character There is little to make us care about the vapid protagonist or the missteps she continuously makes throughout the book Not caring about her makes it difficult to identify with her which a means Mae's naivete gives this would be cautionary tale an abundantly obvious direction and b makes it unlikely people will see Mae's story as their own being lived out through i Facebook's ever changing privacy policies ii their own choice in how to respond to Google's growing ubiuitypower and iii the self induced pressures of cultivating an active life online Though she is cautious about many of her first steps into something new feeling pressured to continue it isn't long before she is running blindly into the next step of cult like brainwashingview spoilerIn a totally unne