Dave Eggers - A Hologram For The King
Released: 05/07/2012 McSweeney'sAfter mixed reviews for his last fiction effort, The Wild Things from 2009, Eggers returns with an astute novel about a struggling US businessman who attempts to flog a lucrative IT contract to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah. While critiquing American foreign relations, the Waiting for Godot-like question posed is whether the king will arrive for the pitch at all. For more information visit: https://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/a-hologram-for-the-king Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/item/Fiction-Poetry/A-Hologram-for-the-King,Dave-Eggers-97819…
The New York Times“A bright, digital snapshot of our times...” Thanks to Mr. Eggers’s uncommon ability to access his characters’ emotions and channel their every mood, we are instantly immersed in Alan’s story, rooting for him somehow to win an audience with the king and turn his life around...
Los Angeles Times“Solidly constructed and elegantly told...” In the acknowledgments, Eggers thanks a number of people in Saudi Arabia, and the book seems informed by his skilled observation, a subtly explicated sense of culture and place...
SFGate“An outstanding achievement in Eggers' already impressive career...” It is an extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes, including the decline of American manufacturing, the sufferings of the middle class and the collapse of the global economy. Yet the book never seems didactic...
Publishers Weekly“A spare but moving elegy for the American century...” This conflation of 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Save the Tiger' is unsurprising, if sympathetic, in its portrait of a global economy with all the solidity of a sandcastle. Eggers strikes fresh and genuine notes, however...
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