Monday, June 29, 2009

Bernie Madoff, our greatest writer of fiction?

Bernard Madoff, whose $65 billion investment empire has been described as "fiction" may be one of the greatest literary geniuses of the Twentieth Century.

Eclipsing Scheherazade with her promises of more to come, Maydoff convinced hundreds, if not thousands, to keep their assets with him year after year and to return for each quarter's unbelievable fiscal reports that were complete fantasy. The sustained financial world he created must dwarf (no pun) even the worlds that contain Mordor or Hogwarts.

Investors suspended disbelief for nearly two decades. How many literary series can boast that following? With an ending that is still being written, ...or ghost-written.