Friday, December 15, 2017
The Circle - Dave Eggers
As Mae's status grows in the company and she rises in popularity on social media, she abandons her old life and her humanity.
While I enjoyed the story and seeing how far the CEOs of The Circle were willing to go to complete their vision, I found Mae to be an extremely bland character. With the novel being written in third person limited there should have been more internal conflict and personal revelation in the narrative.
The Circle illustrates how some people may be easily led, while others will resist until the end. Worth reading for political and social commentary, but not for character development.