This was a satisfying read with a strong voice that was thoughtful, incisive, emotional, and unexpectedly funny. I could hear the Texans' voices and visualize the characters all the way through. The soldiers' tenuous mental states clashed with their ingrained discipline to create an anything-can-happen tension. The use of space and typography to represent buzzwords washing over Billy's mind worked perfectly. Sudden streams of consciousness at the intersection of politics and football reminded me of Hunter S Thopmson's 1970s political writings.