No sooner had I finished The Circle and raved about it to a friend who is a voracious reader and whose opinion I trust than she had me reading Super Sad True Love Story. There are similarities, which is why I am reviewing them together. Both are set a few minutes into the future and both of them are thoroughly dystopian. Both of them also accelerate inexorably and intensify to something of a climax. Both are equally scary, although paradoxically SSTLS, which on the surface is much more violent and unfathomable, is much harder to take seriously.
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*In the process of bringing over old posts from previous sites, I've come across old reviews. They're not the same as the more recent ones, but I want to preserve them nevertheless. This was originally published on 1 June 2013.*
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