If you're into shallow characters, ambiguous plots and sex scenes that would make a pre-pubescent squirm and an adult shake their head at the obvious vie for "shock" factor—then you'll LOVE this book. Far from a story arch, there is just hours and hours of babbling from a doltish protagonist, long explanations of the "amazing Circle campus" probably taken directly from the WSJ coverage of the new Apple campus speckled with stomach turning sex scenes. The plot is "pulled from the headlines" as in, which pleasantly allows the author to add no new creativity or thought into character development, etc.
Anything not written by this author, and probably nothing on a "best seller list" as each time I try to plunge into "modern lit" it's like sticking my hand into a grab bag of mediocrity.
Yes, when I decide that I spend too much money on audible books each month and I want to be forever turned off to literature—new and old. Actually, I just threw up in my mouth a bit when I wrote out the word "literature" and in any way correlated it with The Circle. I'm sorry, I really am.
The end. Not because it wrapped up the past 8 hours rambling into any kind of meaningful lesson or story, but because it meant I could delete this book from my library and scrub my mind with some Fitzgerald.
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