I loved The Circle from the first page. In fact, I read most of it over the weekend. The sense of foreboding which was in the background for me the whole time was very uncomfortable, and I think, for Eggers, intentional. I found myself so irritated by the ease in which Mae fell into the perils of life in The Circle, and kept going with it unquestioningly. But, despite all this, I couldn’t put the book down. Dave Eggers is great and if you are not familiar with his work, you must immediately grab A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It’s one of my all-time favorite books. I also couldn’t put down Zeitoun. What an incredible story!