Billy Lynn S Long Halftime Walk By Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk By Ben Fountain. This novel Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk written by author Ben Fountain and narrated by Oliver Wyman evoked a multitude of emotions in me. I have read many fictionalized accounts of war and I have to say that this was one I could really FEEL.
Although the actual war account in the story lasts all of three minutes and forty-three seconds and is told through a flashback. A firefight with Iraqi insurgents is caught on tape and turns a band of soldiers into media heroes in Ben Fountains satire.
Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain review Heres a clever and imaginative take on the classic American combat novel but has its author worshipped too long. But Ben Fountains inspired blistering war novel Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk is about a group of special guests at the stadium.
Eight American soldiers who have become known as the. This postmodern swirl of inner substance yellow ribbons and goodish intentions is at the core of Ben Fountains brilliant Bush-era novel Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk.
Passionate irreverent utterly relevant Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk offers an unforgettable portrait of a reluctant hero. Ben Fountain writes like a man inspired and his razor sharp exploration of our contemporary ironies will break your heart.
Providing the novel with its moral compass is protagonist Billy Lynn a 19-year-old virgin from small-town Texas who has been inflated into some kind of cross between John Wayne and Audie Murphy for his role in a rescue mission documented by an embedded Fox News camera. The only characters who arent terrible are Billy Lynn himself who gets the close-third inner monologue in which to be a fully rounded person the sergeant who is the kind of tough love foul-mouthed guy who will defy authority for the sake of his men etc Shroom who is dead and therefore was the best of them and Billys sainted sister Kathryn for whose sake he joined the army in the first.
Interview with Ben Fountain Author of Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk. Ben Fountain rose to critical acclaim with his 2006 debut collection of short stories Brief Encounters with Che Guevara which netted the Dallas-based author a raft of honors including the PENHemingway and a Whiting Writers Award.
His first novel Billy Lynns Long Halftime. Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk features no more than a few glimpses of battle.
Its set on the home front in 2004 or thereabouts over one long Thanksgiving Day match at the Dallas Cowboys. Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk By Ben Fountain Its the start of the season and the NFL is already beset by scandal.
Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a. Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk is a sly first novel about a squad of soldiers who spend a day with the Dallas Cowboys.
In a review of the novel for BookPage Harvey Freedenberg praises how author Ben Fountain employs his ample satiric gifts to depict how flag-waving patriotism merges with our worship of professional football in a single manic event Here the author. Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk Quotes Showing 1-30 of 110.
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April 30 2012. Theres a moment early on in Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk a masterful gut-punch of a debut novel by Ben Fountain when readers will discern a clear literary echo.
Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain Posted on 24112018 24112018 by Mike Finn Billy Lynns 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. Prior to the start of the novel nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn a soldier in the United States Army was involved in a firefight on the banks of the Al-Ansakar Canal in IraqDuring the fight Billy attempted to save his mentor Shroom but Shroom died at the hands of Iraqi insurgents anywayBecause the firefight was filmed by an embedded news team Billys platoon was renamed Bravo squad.www.goodreads.com