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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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Novelist Finds Countless Ways to Be Glum Thanks to its humorlessness, this dreary novel is pretty much guaranteed to be a Big Critics' darling. Powers has powers. He seems like a good guy who's been through hell. He wants to tell a dark story about the war in Iraq using poetic flourishes -- and he...
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  Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: A Novel, by Ben Fountain (Ecco; 2012) Alas, some critically acclaimed books are curiously mediocre, as I pointed out in my review of Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station. But it’s important to note that sometimes much-praised titles deserve...