Study Guide

A Hologram for the King Chapter 30

By Dave Eggers

Chapter 30

  • Alan talks to Dr. Hakem after the surgery. He's both relieved and perplexed that the cyst was totally benign. So what excuse did he have for his stupid behavior?
  • Alan prolongs the convo with Dr. H. He yammers on about how much he admires her for being a professional woman in such a restrictive environment.
  • By the end of their awkward chat, it seems that they dig each other. She gives Alan her business card—and writes her personal number on it.