A Hologram for the King

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A Hologram for the King is a 2012 American novel written by Dave Eggers.wikipedia
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A Hologram for the King (film)

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It was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 2016 and starring Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury.
A Hologram for the King is a 2016 comedy-drama film directed, written and co-scored by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks as a washed-up corporate salesman, who goes to Saudi Arabia to propose a business deal.

Dave Eggers

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A Hologram for the King is a 2012 American novel written by Dave Eggers.
Eggers published his novel of the Great Recession and late 2000s financial crisis, A Hologram for the King, in July 2012.

Tom Hanks

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It was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 2016 and starring Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury. German filmmaker Tom Tykwer wrote and directed the film, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury.
In April 2016, Hanks starred as Alan Clay in the comedy-drama A Hologram for the King, an adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name.

Jessica Hische

She has designed the book covers for Dave Eggers's novels A Hologram for the King (2012) and The Circle (2013).

National Book Award

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In October 2012, the novel was announced as a finalist for the National Book Award.

Sarita Choudhury

It was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 2016 and starring Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury. German filmmaker Tom Tykwer wrote and directed the film, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury.

Information technology

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The novel tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman, Alan Clay, who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract from the royal government for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.

Waiting for Godot

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The novel also makes intentional analogies to "Waiting for Godot."

Michiko Kakutani

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The New York Times review of the novel by Michiko Kakutani, was generally positive, noting "he has achieved something that is more modest and equally satisfying: the writing of a comic but deeply affecting tale about one man’s travails that also provides a bright, digital snapshot of our times."

Debut novel

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For Michiko, the novel greatly improved on both of Egger's debut novel, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Carmela Ciuraru described the novel as "an extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes, including the decline of American manufacturing, the sufferings of the middle class and the collapse of the global economy."

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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For Michiko, the novel greatly improved on both of Egger's debut novel, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Carmela Ciuraru described the novel as "an extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes, including the decline of American manufacturing, the sufferings of the middle class and the collapse of the global economy."

San Francisco Chronicle

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For Michiko, the novel greatly improved on both of Egger's debut novel, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Carmela Ciuraru described the novel as "an extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes, including the decline of American manufacturing, the sufferings of the middle class and the collapse of the global economy."

Tom Tykwer

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German filmmaker Tom Tykwer wrote and directed the film, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury.

Tom Skerritt

German filmmaker Tom Tykwer wrote and directed the film, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury.

Playtone

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Playtone and X-Filme Creative Pool produced it.

Novel

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David Menkin

His film roles include A Hologram for the King, Octane, Zero Dark Thirty, Survivor, Arthur Christmas, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Florence Foster Jenkins and the documentary Project Nim.

Mike Massimino

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Massimino makes a brief appearance at a shuttle launch in Chapter XXIX of the 2012 novel A Hologram for the King, in which he discusses his experience in space.

King Abdullah Economic City

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The city is the destination of Alan Clay, the protagonist in Dave Eggers's 2012 novel A Hologram for the King.