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.

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