Dave Eggers' A Hologram For The King arrives; causes massive disruption to established order in my To Be Read Pile

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A Hologram For The King
Dave Eggers
McSweeney’s Books / PGW | 9781936365746 | $25 | June 2012

The on-sale date is coming up tomorrow, and the early reviews are starting to roll in. I’d heard a rumor at BEA that a copy was heading my way, so I wasn’t super-surprised when it showed up on my doorstep this afternoon. Nevertheless, I’m pleased at the timing –  I’m heading out for some bookstore appointments tomorrow, and I’ll be bringing it with me! Nothing else compares, I’m afraid.

Some of this week's non-required reading about AHFTK – students of Eggersian Literary Field Dynamics, help me out – is that the preferred acronym for the new book?:

Updated to add: 

  • Publishers Weekly reviews AHFTK, "Eggers strikes fresh and genuine notes, however, in Alan's burgeoning friendship with the young Saudi man, Yousef, assigned to be his driver. Both Eggers's fans and those previously resistant to his work will find a spare but moving elegy for the American century."