10 best books of 2012 – fiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the best novels of 2012.


4. 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,' by Ben Fountain

A hero of the Iraq war is paraded before the American public at a Texas football stadium over Thanksgiving weekend in this darkly comic and incisive portrait of war and modern society. (Check out our review here.)

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