I've just finished reading this book, which tells the story of Enron, the American power company who raised to incredible fame and generated ridiculous amounts of money to its shareholders $-$ mostly by cooking its books, through "creative accounting".
I found the book quite interesting, if a times slightly difficult and technical (but then again, I suppose that's the nature of this story, which spans over nearly 2 decades of American Corporate finance) $-$ it took me nearly 2 months to read it all!
Reading the book, you are obviously drawn to physically hate the protagonists and their greed $-$ at times it really feels like Enron (and the likes) are all that is wrong with the world. But equally, I couldn't help but admiring some of their business ideas, which most of the times were way ahead of their competitors.
I had got into the Enron story when I went to see this play a few years ago $-$ I vaguely remember the story but evidently, at the time I hadn't registered it for all its implications (which kind of annoys me, right now). Also, the story got me thinking about how most of our students are still in awe of a career in finance $-$ every time I tell one of my academic tutees about the many other possibilities for a statistician in areas other than that, they all look so surprised that such things even exist...