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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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Jul 30, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

I'm not sure how this gets heralded as a work of genius or given as much importance as many reviewers have given it, but I liked it, and thought it was wonderfully written, and though it skewers, often hilariously, many of the American attitudes regarding the war in Iraq, it falls short of being ALL THAT.
That said, I found Billy Lynn and his squad mates wonderfully likeable. It's not a straightforward story, but read this if you're sick to death of facebook photos depicting a soldier kneeling to pray.
I'll look forward to reading more of Ben Fountain's work.

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