Dave Eggers’ A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
Although I doubt there is a simple way to some up A Hologram For The King the blurb on the back doesn’t give much away. The novel (yes this one is a novel) centres on an American businessman in his 50s who is in Saudi Arabia trying to pitch for a lucrative IT contract for a new city being built by the King of Saudi Arabia. The American businessman needs this contract to stave off bankruptcy and stop his life spiralling out of control. While he waits for an audience with The King he reflects on his life and what has brought him to this critical juncture.