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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
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Jul 12, 2012

it was ok
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Read from July 10 to 11, 2012

The cover is unlike anything a reader will find in the conventional book world; it's handsome and original. I wanted the story to be the same.
However, the writing style left me distracted. Conversations are marked with dashes and while some of the narrative is interesting I wanted to feel like I knew the main character, Alan, and I did not. He's trying to make a huge deal with a Saudi King to install a significant IT system which will help him get out of debt and live comfortably. Needed more depth earlier to keep my interest.

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