1984 by George Orwell
Terrifying plausibility. One mind awakes, rebels against doublethink, suffers punishment.
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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Fascinating, horrifying memoirs of North Korean life. Shocking, dramatic, unforgettable.
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
Chilling Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook doppelganger. We’re sheep to cyber-slaughter. Changed my worldview.
Tagged as book review, brainwashing, corporate power brokers, Dave Eggers, dystopia, how social media could go too far, privacy, social media, The Circle, totalitarianism, unreliable narrator
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