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    A Cautionary Tale-Is Privacy Easier to Give Up If You Know You'll Be Liked?

    I'm not sure if the message this story is trying to convey even translates to anyone under 35. Since I grew up in the 70s/80s, the notion of there ever being a time of instant communication much less social media was a foreign one that was maybe hinted at in sci fi movies. Cell phones were non existent and it was easy to be unreachable. There had to be a certain amount of trust between people since there was no way to ever know what anyone was doing once they were no longer with you. The thought of being searchable and discoverable to my generation is terrifying-as much as people like me crave connection, we also want boundaries and the ability to opt out and reclaim our privacy and individuality-our free will as we choose. The Circle is terrifying but not because it question how far we could go but because the young people of today think the same way the book's characters do: privacy is denying everyone else's right to know-EVERYTHING! Well written and worth the time but the target audiance won't get it.
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    Awesome

    Awesome story with incredible similarity to what is happening right now.
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    Thought provoking

    I found this novel very thought provoking. The writing is simple and clear. From the beginning I was wondering when the dystopia would be revealed. What is so disturbing is that the dystopia is so close to present day reality. Yes the net provides freedom of information and communication, but how easily could that freedom turn to tyranny? I am not sure how I wanted it to end, but I found the ending unsatisfying. We need a sequel.
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