Existentialism meets global capitalism

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. McSweeney's, €21.40. Reviewed by Adam Kelly.

14th July, 2012
Existentialism meets global capitalism
Dave Eggers instils in the reader the most important feeling a novel can provide, a sense of necessity.

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

.....

Alan Clay wakes up in a hotel room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is May 30, 2010, and he is to travel that day to the King Abdullah Economic City, where his team wait to display their holographic teleconferencing system to King Abdullah himself.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say