Followers


      Followers
An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever.Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she s stuck writing about movie star hookups and influencer yoga moves Orla has no idea how to change her life until her new roommate, Floss a striving, wannabe A lister comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high profile lives they so desperately crave But it s only when Orla and Floss abandon all pretense of ethics that social media responds with the most terrifying feedback of all overwhelming success.Thirty five years later, in a closed California village where government appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past Despite her massive popularity twelve million loyal followers Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything, even horrible things, to keep her on screen When she learns that her whole family history is a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks.Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection. New Read Followers [ By ] Megan Angelo [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Megan has written about television, film, women and pop culture, and motherhood for publications including The New York Times where she helped launch city comedy coverage , Glamour where she was a contributing editor and wrote a column on women and television , Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Slate She is a native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Villanova University She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her family FOLLOWERS is her first novel.

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Followers
  • Megan Angelo
  • English
  • 01 November 2018
  • 1525836269

10 thoughts on “ Followers

  1. says:

    Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the so...

  2. says:

    From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future Angelo offers up a From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using b...

  3. says:

    Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media, the internet, and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media, and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pages feeds society or individuals In Followers, a dystopian atmosphere Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media, the internet, and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media, and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pages feeds society or individuals In Followers, a dystopian atmosphere is painted to show different outcomes that could occur if balance is not reached Chapters alternate between Marlow and Orla Is privacy only an illusion In Marlow s world, in 2051, her life almost seems to be choreographed in order to keep her followers online But, can likes replace loneliness Marlow s world consists of pleasing a tyrannical pharmaceutical company, Hysteryl, who helped create her brand Marlow starts to question the difference between frie...

  4. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I have other ARCs that I should have been reading before this one deadlines, yo , but after reading a few pages of this book to sample, I ended up not being able to put it down I picked up FOLLOWERS because it sounded a little like Dave Eggers THE CIRCLE, only without the terrible sex scenes and unrealistic protagonist that made THE CIRCLE seem like a social media version of RED SPARROW i.e exploitati...

  5. says:

    If you told me that Followers would be the debut novel of Megan Angelo, I would ve told you that you were lying I actually had to double check Ms Angelo s Goodreads profile because I actually didn t believe it for a second Followers showcases the dark reality of society s addiction to technology, instant gratification through social media, and the world of the celebrity As it alternates between 2015 16 and 2051, it shows the vast differences between society s role in the aforementioned If you told me that Followers would be the debut novel of Megan Angelo, I would ve told you that you were lying I actually had to double check Ms Angelo s Goodreads profile because I actually didn t believe it for a second Followers showcases the dark reality of society s addiction to technology, instant gratification through social media, and the world of the celebrity As it alternates between 2015 16 and 2051, it shows the vast differences between society s role in the aforementioned themes The...

  6. says:

    This story follows two friends, Floss and Orla, in two alternating timelines The first timeline starts on 2015, in which Orla helps Floss become Instagram famous The second timeline takes place 35 years later in an exclusive village where the residents are recorded and streamed for entertainment Sort of a futuristic Truman show but with government involvement.I was intrigued by the premise, the novel has elements of scifi and explores social media, privacy rights, connectivity, and female This story follows two friends, Floss and Orla, in two alternating timelines The first timeline starts on 2015, in which Orla helps Floss become Instagram famous The second timeline takes place 35 years later in an exclusive village where the residents are recorded and streamed for entertainment Sort of a futuristic Truman show but with government involvement.I was intrigued by the premise, the novel has elements of scifi and explor...

  7. says:

    3.5 The very definition of an addictive read I ll just read a bit of this and see what it s like I ll just read maybe 30pages and before I knew it, I was setting aside a whole Sunday night to power through the second half.In 2051, we follow Marlow, one of the inhabitants of Constellation, an entirely artificial town where everyone is a reality show star their lives are streamed to the world 24 7 Marlow has grown up in Constellation and is the face of an emotion suppressing 3.5 The very definition of an addictive read I ll just read a bit of this and see what it s like I ll just read maybe 30pages and before I knew it, I was setting aside a whole Sunday night to power through the second half.In 2051, we follow Marlow, one of the inhabitants of Constellation, an entirely artificial town where everyone is a reality show star their lives are streamed to the world 24 7 Marlow has grown up in Constellation and is the face of an emotion suppressing medication but now, at 35, she s starting to doubt her place in this fishbowl world The alter...

  8. says:

    I m so torn over this book I really really loved it Then I got to the end, and my love faded to a muted simmer I still love it, but I feel like this story deserved a stronger ending.It s set in a really cool future world where there has been a digital crisis and everything is kind of turned upside down in terms of technology and privacy The book jumps between present and future, and it s a bit of a mystery which I love in figuring out how the two worlds interact.I d definitely recommend I m so torn over this book I really really loved it Then I got to the end, and my love faded to a muted simmer I still love it, but...

  9. says:

    Fans of Black Mirror, or at least those attentive to the techno sociological implications of the near future, will thoroughly enjoy this well paced tale of social media obsession and reality showboating Dual timelines 2015 and 2051 tell the story of the defining event called the Spill and its aftermath, which divided the two eras Clues are prudently dropped as the story unfurls on both sides of the Spill the crisis that dramatically separate and connect both timelines The harrowing part I Fans of Black Mirror, or at least those attentive to the techno sociological implications of the near future, will thoroughly enjoy this well paced tale of social media obsession and reality showboating Dual timelines 2015 and 2051 tell the story of the defining event called the Spill and its aftermath, which divided the two eras Clues are prudently dropped as the story unfurls on both sides of the Spill the crisis that dramatically separate and connect both timelines The harrowing part I didn t have to suspend much disbelief Megan Angelo s vividly imaginative story is rife with the human passion...

  10. says:

    Now that I have had a day to think about this one, I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It s what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done, I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre ones.Followers was lengthy and wordy There I said it It was I think the words in this one took over and at some Now that I have had a day to think about this one, I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It s what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done, I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre ones Followers was lengthy and wo...

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