novel = nonfiction

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jul 4 20:50:38 UTC 2006

In an interview with a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, the Fox News anchor has referred to Mark Bowden's journalistic account of the Mogadishu battle as "_Blackhawk Down_, that novel that was made into a movie."

  It's hard to imagine that he really believes the book to be fiction.  Evidently "novel" just sounds smarter (to some people) than "book."


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