Train on Thursday: The Cirkel, Dave Eggers

Just admit if you see someone with a book somewhere you need to know what that person is reading. You do check what other people buy in the book store. You keep track what the person before you is checking out at the library and you hate the fact that you cannot see what someone is reading with all these e-readers. If you see a book on a blog with a pretty cover you will check it out in one go if it something for you... you actually do this with every book you see that seems to be of interest of other people. Did you recognize yourself already? If yes do join me in Train on Thursday.
The rules are simple. You spotted a book and checked if it would be something for you no matter how that turned out. Write a post with general information of the book and the reason why it caught your interest and if you did or did not add it to your to be read pile.

De Cirkel, Dave Eggers cover
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in America—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

This book has been all around the bookstore. With its bright red cover it is hard to miss it and I realized I knew exactly what the person was reading even though he was kind of holding onto it with very big hands covering the book cover. I have read a lot of reviews on this book. For me it feels as if this story was out there already and various settings and I did not think one second to put it on my shelves. Still the attention it gets is huge and I was curious why this story would be so special. In the reviews I read I still cannot find something that makes this story so special and therefore it will not end up on my shelves.
Do you want to read this book or did you read it? If yes what did you think?

I call this topic Train on Thursday as I spot most of my books there. You are free to rename this weekly but do please link back

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