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Gripping books to improve your business writing style

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Resistance is Useless: The Art of Business Persuasion (Capstone Trade)
Resistance is Useless: The Art of Business Persuasion (Capstone Trade)
"This business book is more fun than most novels.  Excellent advice on the art of persuasion, delivered in a conversational tone, full of humour."
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Simple, economical, direct prose, about the imaginary politics of an unreal future, and a shocking illustration of the power of words."
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker
"Read about American insurance and litigation in perfectly acceptable (US) English."
Disclosure
Disclosure
"A bit dated - email and the internet were still new - but still relevant as it explores workplace harassment and discrimination in a great story."
I, Claudius (Penguin Classics)
I, Claudius (Penguin Classics)
"The power struggles are set in Ancient Rome, but the style is great - never a dull sentence."
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Classic Edition)
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Classic Edition)
"In this guide to personal development, concrete examples and simple vivid prose bring to life even difficult and abstract concepts.  Good American prose."
Parkinson's Law or the Pursuit of Progress
Parkinson's Law or the Pursuit of Progress
"Dated but still funny essays on management by a British civil servant.  Slightly more elaborate language, but deployed in concise, varied sentences.  No spare verbiage anywhere."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"All the Harry Potter books are written in the simplest, most direct style.  Set in a fictional world of wizardry and power struggles - so, only limited application to business ..."