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2.0 out of 5 starsMeh
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on February 20, 2014
The Circle raises an all-too-real scenario for a hyper connected world. We should be increasingly skeptical of technologists offering utopian visions of the future without thoughtfully considering the associated risks. We should also be concerned about any single firm controlling too much of the digital landscape. The topic is important and I'm glad that it has generated a conversation.
The problem with The Circle is that it's just not very well written. The writing is simplistic and repetitive and from half way through the book the outcome is completely predictable. In a genre populated by predecessor books such as 1984 we deserve a better and more nuanced look at the challenges and opportunities of our digital age.