A few weeks ago I had the chance to read Masters of Doom by David Kushner and found it very interesting. It tells the story of John Carmack and John Romero, the founders of id Software and authors of some the most revolutionary videogames ever.
The book includes the biographies of Carmack and Romero, as well as plenty of anectodes of their wild ride in the world of videogames. But the part that I found most interesting was the story of how Carmack became such a talented (and widely acclaimed) software engineer. Highly recommended.