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Mara Cohn has commented on (3) products.

The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle

Mara Cohn, October 28, 2013

Dave Eggers has written a fictional tome, that, while seemingly farfetched, hits on many elements of a coming reality. Alluding to the power and success of some of the large Silicon Valley social networking and technology companies, this book warns of the consequences of no-holds-barred sharing of personal information. The main character, Mae (perhaps a play on words for "meh"), is a young college graduate who is offered a position at The Circle, a large, hip technology company, seemingly involved in an assortment of developments, not the least of which is attempting to control the world. Watch Mae change from new hire to global mastermind and monster in a few months time.

Eggers has a wild imagination-- or does he? I think he's on to something. Is sharing really caring?
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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit

Mara Cohn, July 17, 2009

This is a gem of a book. It is long and sometimes slow going, but highly engaging. Dickens is witty, catty, and tongue-in-cheek in this critique of British society and bureaucracy in the 1800’s.. Sentences are richly worded and one needs to read slowly to gain the full, often layered, impact.
This story, while written long ago, is surprisingly timely. Each character is well-developed with a distinctive voice. I think Charles Dickens is one of the most talented writers of English-language prose of all time.
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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Loving Frank

Mara Cohn, October 9, 2008

Our book club read this book and it was one of the only times that we unanimously loved a book. It is a fascinating account of the real-life affair of Frank Lloyd Wright told from his lover's point of view.
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