The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Finally⁠—a Dave Eggers book I like better than The Circle, The Monk of Mokha is a biography of Mokhtar Alkhanshali that chronicles the experiences of a Yemeni-American and his obsession with coffee. Mokhtar’s story is inspiring⁠—in today’s practical world, it’s hard to take risks to follow one’s passion, but some people do it anyway. TheContinue reading “The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers”

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Trust Dave Eggers to write a social commentary. A Hologram for the King deals with facades as opposed to realities of society. The idea of selling a vision—this is how things could be—is all over the book, and since the main character is a middle-aged man going through a crisis, such a vision sounds compelling.Continue reading “A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers”

“What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and then Mutilates Him in the Dust” by Dave Eggers

A short but intense read, “What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and then Mutilates Him in the Dust” from Dave Eggers’ How We Are Hungry is about one man’s reaction upon learning about the very incident thatContinue reading ““What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and then Mutilates Him in the Dust” by Dave Eggers”