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Here Eggers (A Hologram for the King) pre-sents a dystopian near future where an all-encompassing Facebook/Google/Twitter hybrid offers its TruYou members total connectivity in an increasingly digital world. This satire follows its young protagonist, Mae Holland, as she is drawn ever deeper into the cultlike Circle, even going so far as to agree to "go transparent" by wearing a camera at all times so every moment of her life will be recorded. Despite lapsing occasionally into pedantry, the novel is entertaining and prescient. VERDICT Well read by Dion Graham, this is recommended for the general listener and especially for fans of dystopian literature. ["Eggers's seamless prose will suck readers into his satirical polemic against giving up privacy and should provide plenty of discussion around the water cooler-both literal and digital," read the review of the Knopf hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 10/18/13.-Ed.]-Wendy -Galgan, St. Francis Coll., Brooklyn (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.