12 August 2010
Great Reads - Allen Drury's Advise and Consent
I got started reading Allen Drury novels in high school when my Dad gave me Anna Hastings, the tale of a young journalist in Washington, DC and I was hooked. Advise and Consent is one of a series of seven books centered around the same characters on Capitol Hill. Drury takes readers through the professional and personal trials and tribulations of high ranking politicians and their loved ones. All of the books in the series are well written, but Advise and Consent seems to be the one that I return to over and over. The fact that one of his main characters, Bob Munson, Senate Majority Leader is also the senior senator from Michigan is just gravy.