In the fiction category tonight of the National Book Awards, Loise Erdrich won for The Round House. I’m sure it’s a great book. But I agree with Jack Bullion, who tweeted the following about Ben Fountain’s book Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk:
It may not have won a National Book Award tonight, but Ben Fountain’s BILLY LYNN is surely the greatest novel ever written about Irving, TX.
— Jack Bullion (@jackbullion) November 15, 2012