Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dave Eggers: A Hologram for the King

Date: 08/2014

Title: "A Hologram for the King"

Author: Dave Eggers

Duration: 7 hrs and 52 mins

Review: Dave Eggers is one of my favorite living writers.  This book is ambitious in its scope and very deliberately and expertly crafted in its language.  What does it mean to be an American in a globalized world? What does it mean to be past your prime as a salesperson, as a man? What does it mean to be a father, unable to make good on promises and expectations? What does it mean to be human being among strangers? This sad, very well-written, slow little novel probably won't win any awards, but I liked it a lot by the end.