It seems like it was just yesterday ( Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk )…

When we had our last book club meeting. maybe it’s because it was last Saturday. It was easier to find Bob and Carols’s place because our sun was still up in the desert Southwest. They had good food, and drinks to sustain our discussion. Jackie started off with why this book inspired her interest in it. It’s not easy to hold up the mirror to ourselves regarding our corporate sponsorship of war, and business, while discussing how the survivor soldiers in these battles are damaged. Author, Ben Fountian, went for a snapshot of current American sociopolitical life, and got one, warts and all. Was Billy Lynn a hero? Did he have PTSD? What did Fountian think America’s relationship to our veterans is? Good questions we talked about. 

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