This is an incredible novel. In it I saw echoes of 1984 and a truly chilling future as being driven by the information giants of the search engines and social media.
We follow the story of Mae as she gains a job on the campus of the ‘Circle’ a large social media firm. It takes over her life and we see how rank, number and promoter scores drive her world. Gradually her identity is subsumed into this corporate hell and all individuality is lost. This culminates with the events surrounding her ex boyfriend who decided take himself off the internet and live an unconnected life.
If you want to know what will happen when social media takes over then this dystopian vision will take you there.
Prescient and relevant