Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Revisiting Dave Eggers
I remember when I first discovered Dave Eggers and how much I loved A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and What is the What. Thus, it was with great excitement that I picked up Eggers' newest novel. While A Hologram for the King is an easy and unique read, I found several elements to be lackluster, including the dialogue, which is usually one of Eggers' strengths. I commend Eggers for taking on so many disparate topics and settings in his novels, but I did not enjoy this book nearly as much as his earlier works.