A Hologram for the King
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show... show more
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.
Publish date: June 19th 2012
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
I agree with both positive and negative reviews of the book, with the exception that I am ok with the quick conclusion. (It is the only thing that comes to a finale for Alan, anyway, if you know what I mean.) I like the metaphor of impotence for the aging American salesman that goes hand in hand ...
Eggers' last novel is an interesting take on America's spirit in the contemporary world crisis, though it lacks any strong opinion and generally is a little too open.VideoReview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzM86NL_iQ
This is a strange beast of a novel about an impotent middle-aged American man, Alan Clay, engulfed in the quite predictable twists and turns of the global economy. Before dealing with impotence and middle life crisis, Mr. Clay used to be a self made man building up an entrepreneurial career in the m...
On paper Dave Eggers should be an author who I love without reservation, but I always come away from his books feeling completely underwhelmed. Such was the case this time round in A Hologram for the King.A story of an middle age man with an shrew of an ex-wife, who goes to a country oh, so very di...
Heartbreaking commentary of the past several American decade that have lead it to a place where many are able to relate to type of dark story. Tightly written with some many outstanding versus. The protagonist is no hero in fact it is easy to dislike him but I think it because many of us have acted ...