How do you have a victory tour, if you haven't won the war? Or make a film about winning the war, if you haven't won? Should you worry about this, or should you just sit back and enjoy yourself? And how do you enjoy an American Football Match when you are the half-time extravaganza and then going back to the battlefront that night? Billy Lynn has to resolve all these problems, before he gets on the plane back to hell. A blinder of a first novel.