Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain is getting a lot of coverage, and the preview copy has been on my to-read list for months. I guess I was reluctant to read it because I figured it would be emotionally difficult, but when I finally picked it up, I had a hard time putting it down. Let me tell you: It deserves the hype. This novel very well be to the current wars what The Things They Carried and In Country are to the Vietnam war.
Totally agree, Megan. This was an excellent book and I hope it doesn’t get overlooked, come award season.