The New Panopticon: A Review of Dave Eggers' The Circle --- Steven Axelrod | Numéro Cinq
Unlike the conventional dystopian fantasies, from We to 1984 to the The Hunger Games, the new world order of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle enjoys the approval of its victims. They embrace it. They celebrate it. I look around my own world and none of this seems particularly far-fetched. There’s a whole generation growing up that has never known a world with real privacy. Their idea of internet oppression is a day when no one comments on their blog, or their twitter feed goes down.