“What happens when velocity gives out”


“In the end, what makes ‘A Hologram for the King’ is the conviction with which Eggers plunges into the kind of regular working American we don’t see enough in contemporary fiction, and gives voice and heft to Alan’s struggles in an information economy in which he has no information and there’s not much of an economy.”

Over at The New York Times, Pico Ayer gives A Hologram for the King a glowing review, likening Dave Eggers’ “hunger” and “range” to that of Norman Mailer.

Intrigued? Don’t miss our interview with Eggers, in which he discusses the novel.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →