Books for people who like Homeland
January 23, 2013 11:12 PM Subscribe
I love the TV show Homeland. It's very different from the kinds of things I'm normally into, but now I'm hooked. I would like to find some books that would scratch the same itch, to keep me going untl next season. Ideally I'd like non-fiction, because I'd like to learn more about how all this stuff goes down, but I realize that due to the nature of the topic, it's hard to get detailed non-fiction accounts. So I'm open to fiction if it isn't really over the top.
posted by primethyme to media & arts (10 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
The CIA angle is the most interesting thing to me, much more so than the military or simple "catching terrorists" part (so I'm not sure something like No Easy Day is quite right). I also enjoy the technical aspects (even though some of it in Homeland isn't completely realistic), so something that includes that kind of thing would be awesome (and in general I'm more interested in modern accounts than historical stuff). I prefer something set in the US, but if it's not set in the US, at least involving the US government (nothing against British spies, but that's not what I'm after).
I'm open to both thriller-type stories similar to Homeland, and books that would give more general background on how the agencies and operations really work.