10 best books of 2012, according to Amazon's editors
The staff of book giant Amazon selected their picks for the 10 best titles of 2012. Here's the full list.
5. 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' by Ben Fountain
In Ben Fountain's latest novel, eight soldiers who survived an intense battle in Iraq are welcomed home as heroes after a Fox News crew filmed the fight. For Thanksgiving, the eight, including William Lynn, are put into the halftime show at a Dallas Cowboys game. But as Billy meets the Cowboys owner, war supporters, cheerleaders and the football players, he becomes aware of bitter truths about himself and his country. (Check out the Monitor review here.)