Help me find a good, realistic political novel
September 17, 2011 9:08 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller.
posted by Flying Saucer to media & arts (17 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The recent GOP debates have put me in an election mood. I'm wondering if there are any good political novels out there that deal with a campaign that aren't necessarily thrillers.
I'm thinking of the final season of The West Wing or the movie The Contender or even, dare I say it, something like Swing Vote. Examples from real life would include the 2000 Florida recount or the Democrats almost having a contentious convention in 2008.
A search of political novels on Amazon brings up all kinds of espionage and military craziness; one "Pug Connors" novel had California seceding. That's not what I'm looking for.
I imagine someone will recommend Primary Colors or Game Changer, but I'd prefer fiction.
Does what I'm thinking of even exist?