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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

#33 - A Hologram for the King - Dave Eggers

Title:  A Hologram for the King
Author:   Dave Eggers
Genre:  Fiction
Rating:  B
Published:  2012
Dates:   6/17/16 – 7/4/16
CDs/Hrs:  7/7.75

“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.”
This summary is from the back cover of the CD.  It will be interesting to see the movie how this story is handled with flashbacks and suspenseful scenes.  I'm just imagining what it will look like and the more I think about it now, the more I want to see this story on the big screen.

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