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A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A middle-aged man scrapes for his identity in a Saudi Arabian city of the future.This book by McSweeney's founder Eggers (Zeitoun, 2009, etc.) inverts the premise of his fiction debut, 2002's You Shall Know Our Velocity. That novel was a globe-trotting tale about giving away money; this one features a hero stuck in one place and desperate to make a bundle. Alan Clay is a 50-something American ... Read full review

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A Hologram for the King

User Review  - Wendy Galgan - Book Verdict

Eggers's (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; Zeitoun) latest presents a fable, a postmodern blend of Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman. This is the story of Alan Clay, an American ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jack Waters - Goodreads

Re-read so as to re-calibrate my Eggers Gauge; I might write an essay someday to explain what I mean by Eggers Gauge. I still like this book, and I'm happy to have re-read it. I get the sense that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Stevens - Goodreads

I now feel compelled to go back through all of Eggers' work—that's how much I enjoyed "A Hologram for the King," even though the story is somewhat spare and the action slow. But the mind of Alan Clay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megankellie - Goodreads

Well, this is a moody little book that will make you want to walk around a park for a while and think about until the oil falls out of the gears in your brain. I read the screenplay to the movie he ... Read full review

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