Beach Reads:“The Circle”

By Dave Eggers
Fiction (or is it?)
Publication Date: Oct. 8, 2013

An older novel made re-popular due to its recent Hollywood makeover, it never-the-less forces the reader to confront the issue of, “Just how much of your privacy are you willing to give up so that you can socially interact with everyone else?” A somewhat “tongue-in-cheek” merger of Google, Facebook, Twitter and every other social media tool, the CIRCLE is a company striving to create total transparency in all human interaction. Described in reviews as “lecturing,” “scolding,” “punishingly heavy-handed,” “portentous and simplistic,” even invoking “a Kurt Vonnegut novel” as derision, “The Circle” brings Privacy Rights back into awareness in a much needed homage to Orwell, and is a perfect companion for a day on the beach.

You can find this book and many other great reads at Cape Atlantic Book Company, located at 421 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, in the Center City Mall on the second floor, at the top of the escalator. For book availability and other information, call (609) 846-7688.pic

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