06-10-2011 06:10 PM - edited 06-10-2011 06:14 PM
Eighteen Acres Does anyone have any idea of where I can find a good political drama book? I'm not talking about a spy novel or military thriller. More specifically I'm thinking about something along the lines of NBC's hit TV show, The West Wing. There is a book called Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace that takes place in the West Wing and surrounds a female president. I haven't gotten through the whole book, but from the looks of it, the plot is inclusive of a romantic story line and I was looking for something with a little more politics and a little less romance. Does this sub-sub-sub genre actually exist or is this just wishful thinking?
06-12-2011 02:41 AM
That's a really good question. I don't think I've really seen one but I'm sure they're out there somewhere. Now, I'll be on the look out. In the mean time I imagine there are quite a few of the non-fiction tell all books that might do in a pinch (I'm sort of thinking of the book on John Edwards, or Bush's memoir (among other presidents'). George Stephanopolous wrote one about a decade ago too.
06-12-2011 02:58 AM - edited 06-12-2011 03:00 AM
06-12-2011 10:42 AM - edited 06-12-2011 10:45 AM
pj, as always you go above and beyond I hope that David finds something here that he likes, me personally to enjoy a political drama it would have to be more historical fiction wise like maybe The Other Bolyn Girl or perhaps our last October feature Daughter's of the Witching Hill and non-fiction like Cleopatra.
06-18-2011 08:37 PM
06-19-2011 12:22 AM
Haven't read this, but it may qualify (I own it, but it is presently low on my TBR. Didn't get to it when it "felt" more timely.):
Terrorist by John Updike
I found this quite fascinating and thought provoking:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.
I was slightly tempted by this one from a discount table recently, but not enough to buy it:
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Of course, any number of the political bios could qualify as fiction, in MHO?!