It periodically makes sense to consider which novels present revealing insights on the workplace. Fiction can often provide deeper thought than the standard volume of management lore.
Any list will be arbitrary and limited by the reading of the list-makers. [That's why the floor is open for nominations. I'm guilty of not having read Bartleby the Scrivener.]
My own quick list of nominees would be:
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg
All of those books, however, are dated. Are there any novels published in the past five years that provide insightful or amusing views of the workplace?