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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
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A finalist for the National Book Award! Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate support for the... show more
A finalist for the National Book Award! Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of the Dallas Cowboys, slated to be part of the halftime show alongside Destiny's Child. Among the Bravos is Specialist Billy Lynn. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and Support Our Troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the Cowboys' owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again Cowboys cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Over the course of this day, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060885618 (0060885610)
ASIN: 60885610
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel (Audio)
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" tells the story of a young soldier spending Thanksgiving in the early years of the Iraq war with the rest of "Bravo Company" as honoured guests of the Dallas Cowboys as part of a "victory tour" to build support for the war. Billy and the Bravos have been propelled i...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel (Audio)
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" tells the story of a young soldier spending Thanksgiving in the early years of the Iraq war with the rest of "Bravo Company" as honoured guests of the Dallas Cowboys as part of a "victory tour" to build support for the war. Billy and the Bravos have been propelled i...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
2.0 should have hit my sweet spot, but it missed the mark for me
I am perhaps the last person who truly wanted to read this book to finally do it. This was the very first book I ever bought on my Kindle. Several Kindles later, I finally got around to reading it. What threw me over the top was 1) noticing it became a movie while I've got a book that was bought on ...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
3.0 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
This book has a unique premise that to my knowledge and experience reading books does not have a comparable. An Army unit hailed for their courageous efforts in Iraq are getting the hero treatment as they make their way on the final leg of their cross-country tour. After embarking on a two week whir...
The Binger of Books
The Binger of Books rated it
0.5 Chapter Review/Rant: Money Makes Us Real
I'm on the last two chapters where Bravo have gone into negotiations on the film rights with some Hollywood shark (Norm Oglesby?). I've been confused as to who is who and what exactly they're doing there. I thought Albert was the Hollywood guy, but he's just some agent. There was no actual work up...
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