This week’s book review is Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies by Dave Cicirelli.
Quick plot synopsis: Fakebook is the story of the Dave Cicirelli’s six month experiment where, as a prank, he tells outrageous lies about his life on Facebook. He only tells his co-workers, immediate family and best friend about the hoax, while posting about his new life after quitting his job and taking a cross country trek. But, like most hoaxes, the experiment snowballs and Cicirelli finds himself in at a loss of what to do next.
My thoughts: As a social media and technology junkie, Fakebook was a totally addicting read. Cicirelli is humorous and the entire scenario itself presents plenty of ironic humor that readers living in our technology driven age will find relevant. The overall quality of his writing is excellent, and I found much of his personal commentary provocative and considerate in his approach to the Facebook phenomena.
The story itself reveal show slanted Facebook and our “internet identities” can make reality. Young or old, nerd or not, this is a worthwhile read for citizens of our digital society.