Attention all technology and social media skeptics: The Circle by Dave Eggers is the perfect book for you. Do you feel social media is getting out of hand? That personal information is to readily available to anyone and everyone? That we are too reliant on social media and technology in general? So does Dave Eggers. Even if you’re not a skeptic, Eggers’ mysterious novel is a mind-blowing must-read.
I’m not the only one who says so: According to The Bestseller Code, The Circle is the “ultimate ‘paradigmatic’ hit”. It’s no wonder that the sci-fi bestseller has been adapted into a major motion picture.
Recent college graduate, Mae Holland (Emma Watson), lands a job at the most prestigious tech company, The Circle. Founded by a trio of tech geniuses, headed by Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), The Circle is the most successful business in all of Silicon Valley. But certain aspects of and characters within the company seem off… almost sinister. Some sources are giving away too much, so I’ll leave it at that.
The film also stars Patton Oswalt, Karen Gillan, and Star Wars newcomer John Boyega. Check out the exclusive trailer, here:
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