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Review: A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers

A Hologram for the King

by Dave Eggers
(McSweeney's,
2012;
$18.00)

Dave Eggers does not waste time exposing the rot in modern manufacturing in his latest novel, A Hologram for the King.

 In a flashback on page 13, the main character Alan Clay, who failed as a bicycle manufacturer and has been bounced around various sales and consulting jobs, is sitting next to a drunken man on a flight to London, England from Boston. Eggers writes:

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