Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Business Novels

What are your favorite business novels?

I've assembled a list of some books that I've read or have heard are worth reading. Some, such as The Warden, are remotely linked to business but they have insights that can be applied to the workplace. The asterisk means I've read it. (All of the ones that I've read, I recommend.) I'm sure I've missed some good ones. Let me know.


*What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg


*A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

* Bleak House by Charles Dickens

* A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

* The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

* The Warden by Anthony Trollope


The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

The Business by Iain Banks

The CEO by Owen Burke and Duff McDonald

Point of No Return by John P. Marquand

Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

The Hamlet by William Faulkner

JR by William Gaddis

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

* Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

* Something Happened by Joseph Heller

* Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Diagnosis by Alan Lightman

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

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