Books to Read If You Love Watching “Succession”
If you’ve ever broken some Gr-eggs to make Tom-elette, then these are for here. Here are books if you love Succession.
Succession is, in so many ways, a perfect TV show. It’s full of family drama, high-stakes business dealings, and dark humor. However, the story is literally as old as time (it’s the “Prodigal Son” or “King Lear” fable told through a thinly-veiled fictitious family who strongly resembles the Murdochs) but updated for a modern audience. Produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, it’s brilliantly acted by a cast of characters who take their stereotypes to new depths. You have Shiv, the overachieving and too-ambitious-for-her-own-good daughter, Kendall, the too-desperate-for-approval son, Roman, the idiot savant, and, of course, Logan Roy, their puppet-master father. The show is brought to life by settings straight out of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous but made memorable by the satire and cynicism in how they’re presented. But if you’re a fan, you already know this.
Check out these reads for similar stories of family drama, inheritance, and back-stabbing. Because there’s something delicious about the inevitable unraveling that comes from the greed of wanting too much.