Suggested One Read: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Book cover for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben FountainLike our last highlighted One Read recommendation, David Finkel’s “Thank You For Your Service,” “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” by Ben Fountain deals with soldiers returning from war. The books’ publisher describes this satirical novel as an exploration of “the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. The story follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive ‘Victory Tour’ at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters and cheerleaders.”

Our nominator calls this book, “comic, moving and very relevant right now.”

See what other titles area readers think our community would benefit from reading together and check out the nominated titles we’ve highlighted so far.

 

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