O Círculo

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Bas Korpershoek I'd say it was about the beauty of not being connected with the internet; the beauty of being connected with nature. Mae found she could be herself,…moreI'd say it was about the beauty of not being connected with the internet; the beauty of being connected with nature. Mae found she could be herself, relax, and enjoy herself while she was at the water; the tear was also absent there. The water passages are written to show the beauty of nature, and I also found my antipathy for Mae disappeared when reading those passages: she became human again.

Maybe that's why the champagne was hidden by the water also; a Romantic symbol that the true beauty is in nature.

Then again, who am I... These are just my observations!(less)
Carol It didnt even register until you pointed it out... but his vocalization of the the frantic thought process totally registered as a millennial brain.…moreIt didnt even register until you pointed it out... but his vocalization of the the frantic thought process totally registered as a millennial brain. And he flipped between characters and Mae's external and internal voice to make it a pleasant read. It is written by a male so if you can get past that then being read by one is not too far behind.(less)
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Di S I read the book first and just watched the movie on Netflix last night. I'd say the movie was a huge disappointment and had none of the build up of…moreI read the book first and just watched the movie on Netflix last night. I'd say the movie was a huge disappointment and had none of the build up of tension that you have in the book. None of the key strands in the movie seem to get properly developed and a number of sub-plots have been dropped completely. The ending is also completely different!
I wouldn't say the book explains more (and you are still left with some questions) but I did feel that it raised deeper and more meaningful questions and emotions about the implications of an all powerful, omnipotent company!(less)
Stephanie I think it’s a testament to Dave Eggers’ writing that he can write such an unlikeable character but keep you interested enough to keep reading. I find…moreI think it’s a testament to Dave Eggers’ writing that he can write such an unlikeable character but keep you interested enough to keep reading. I find Mercer’a opinion of Mae spot on but I’m still curious where the story is leading. (less)

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