I just finished Richard North Patterson’s trilogy about President Kerry Kilcannon. It was OK – Kilcannon was way too smart and principled and by the third one I was a little bored because you just knew he’d win again. Fortunately I was of the right political persuasion. I don’t see how anyone who’s not a bleeding-heart liberal (like me) wouldn’t throw the books across the room after reading twenty pages.
Aaaanyway, I’ve also read Absolute Power by David Baldacci (crap), A God in Ruins by Leon Uris (OK), and The People’s Choice by Jeff Greenfield (funny and fascinating).
All these books feature a POTUS as a significant character – sometimes the main character, like Patterson’s and Uris’s books. I guess since it’s an election year, I suddenly have a jones for political novels.
Can anyone recommend some others? They can be comedies, tragedies, thrillers, sci-fi, anything – except historical. I don’t mind if they’re about real presidents, as long as the story itself is fiction.