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This is a discussion on Name Your Favourite Book within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Luna Medlock Does anyone know if the novel 'A wrinkle in time' is any good? I really ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Medlock View Post
    Does anyone know if the novel 'A wrinkle in time' is any good?

    I really want to buy it but I'm hesitant that it'll be boring like so many others that were recommended to me.

    I do like science fiction/fantasy, and from the very brief description I've read about the book it reminded me of Interstellar. And I loved Interstellar.
    I loved Wrinkle in Time when I read it as a kid, but that was at least 20 years ago. I remember it being pretty allegorical and highly bizarre, but it's not hard sci-fi in the least. At least it's very short. Check it out from the library and give it a whirl. If you don't like it, then at least you didn't spend money on it! :)
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    Books! Books are my drug of choice. I've been working my way through the 1001 Books to Read Before you Die list, and am at 195 total.

    I don't have a single favorite book, and as my tastes change and mature, so do the books that hit me hard. But here's a selection of my favorites, not in any particular order:

    - Les Miserables - I was taken to see the musical for my 11th birthday, and someone gave me the abridged copy of the book. I read it, was frustrated by how much was left out, and stole the full 1000+ page version off my dad's nightstand. I remember telling myself "they're all just words. you can read words. just take them one at a time." And I did. The book has many, many longwinded parts, but it's an amazing story, and there's so much more to it than the musical would have you believe. It probably had more impact on me than any other book growing up. I have always loved a good redemption story, even the tragic ones.

    -I love books where the author makes me empathize with "evil" characters. Some of my favorites in this vein are Crime and Punishment, A Clockwork Orange, and The Collector by John Fowles (which someone mentioned earlier!)

    - I love me some gothic atmosphere and moral ambiguity. I recently read Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, and I swear the guy must be an INFP based the way he cultivates his atmosphere and his characters. There are few "good" characters, and he subverts expectations with his ambitious young kitchenboy who claws his way to the top of the servant heirarchy using his wits and a certain diabolical streak that sets him apart from the typical "likeable young underdog" protagonist. I want to read the other books in the series and see just how far Peake will push the darker aspects of the story.

    - I like a touch of the bizarre! When I've had my fill of deliciously tragic tales, I turn to Terry Pratchett's Disc World series as a palate cleanser. They are always clever, always funny, even if they don't always make a lot of sense. I love the author's observations and satire on our modern culture, using his made-up fantasy world as his medium.

    Other all-time favorites include:
    - The Count of Monte Cristo
    - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    - Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
    - The Good Soldier Sveyk
    - Mother Night and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    - The Scarlet Letter (much to my surprise)

    Currently I'm reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. I love how real her characters act, especially Maggie, and though she wrote in the mid-Victorian era, her writing feels very contemporary. Digging it so far...

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    INFP - The Idealists


    can't go with just one.

    lord of the rings
    the hobbit (though I'm not finished with it)
    the trial (kafka) (somewhat dark)
    brave new world
    the doors of perception
    the song of achilles

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    INFP - The Idealists

    All quiet on the western front
    The road back
    Wheel of Time
    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
    It
    The stand

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Oh_no_she_DIDNT View Post
    When I was a kid, my mother bought me a personalized book. It was children's book with nursery rhymes and tales but it was adjusted for each person who ordered it when it was printed; they injected my friend's and families names into the rhymes and stories.
    My Mum and Omi had one of these books made for as well, it was a Pocahontas one - pretty sure I convinced myself that I actually was friends with them ^_^; haha.

    My favorite books now are ; 1984 by George Orwell
    Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
    Stargirl by An Author Whose Name I Constantly Forget
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    INFP - The Idealists

    A Separate Peace, The Kite Runner, and the Inkheart trilogy are my all-time favorites.

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    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleines View Post
    Books! Books are my drug of choice. I've been working my way through the 1001 Books to Read Before you Die list, and am at 195 total.

    I don't have a single favorite book, and as my tastes change and mature, so do the books that hit me hard. But here's a selection of my favorites, not in any particular order:

    - Les Miserables - I was taken to see the musical for my 11th birthday, and someone gave me the abridged copy of the book. I read it, was frustrated by how much was left out, and stole the full 1000+ page version off my dad's nightstand. I remember telling myself "they're all just words. you can read words. just take them one at a time." And I did. The book has many, many longwinded parts, but it's an amazing story, and there's so much more to it than the musical would have you believe. It probably had more impact on me than any other book growing up. I have always loved a good redemption story, even the tragic ones.

    -I love books where the author makes me empathize with "evil" characters. Some of my favorites in this vein are Crime and Punishment, A Clockwork Orange, and The Collector by John Fowles (which someone mentioned earlier!)

    - I love me some gothic atmosphere and moral ambiguity. I recently read Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, and I swear the guy must be an INFP based the way he cultivates his atmosphere and his characters. There are few "good" characters, and he subverts expectations with his ambitious young kitchenboy who claws his way to the top of the servant heirarchy using his wits and a certain diabolical streak that sets him apart from the typical "likeable young underdog" protagonist. I want to read the other books in the series and see just how far Peake will push the darker aspects of the story.

    - I like a touch of the bizarre! When I've had my fill of deliciously tragic tales, I turn to Terry Pratchett's Disc World series as a palate cleanser. They are always clever, always funny, even if they don't always make a lot of sense. I love the author's observations and satire on our modern culture, using his made-up fantasy world as his medium.

    Other all-time favorites include:
    - The Count of Monte Cristo
    - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    - Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
    - The Good Soldier Sveyk
    - Mother Night and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    - The Scarlet Letter (much to my surprise)

    Currently I'm reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. I love how real her characters act, especially Maggie, and though she wrote in the mid-Victorian era, her writing feels very contemporary. Digging it so far...
    Thanks for introducing me to the 1001 books to read before you die list! My friend and I like to read books together and I think the list will help in choosing new books ^^

    Empathizing with evil characters is the best! I love it when an author can make me empathize with all the characters in the book whether they are the protagonist or the ntagonist :)

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    INFP - The Idealists


    I haven't read many books but I definitely love A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

  9. #49
    INTP - The Thinkers

    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Notes from Underground


     
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