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Favorite books, reviews, recommend a book

Post by BabyDragon » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:30 am

It's all in the title. I think this one deserves to be stickied. :geek:

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Post by Djinn » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:56 pm

The Hot Zone is an enjoyable read. Not all of the information in it is true, but it will keep you occupied for a few hours. 4/5?

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Post by sometimesclever » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:55 am

I just finished reading "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, which was pretty good. The cover's kind of baroque, but you know what they say about judging a book by it's cover. It narrates the tale of two Afghani women over the course of about 40 years? The writing itself is really poetic and metaphorical, and the subject matter is fairly interesting - I felt like I learned a few new things about Afghanistan in the 80's and 90's that I wouldn't have bothered to care about otherwise.

I'm following Djinn's example, and rating it a 4/5.

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Post by boredToDeath » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:57 pm

Far North, by Marcel Theroux. It talks about a woman who's town turns into a ghost town, and how her life becomes so introverted, and how she becomes cynical and aggressive. I would give it a 4/5.
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Post by Tocade » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:11 am

For INFPs, I would advise you to read the Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry.
Granted, it is a tale for children, but it brings along very deep and meaningful messages.
I can't help but cry when reading it.

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Post by BabyDragon » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:09 pm

We read that in elementary school and I couldn't make sense of it. It's definitely a book for adults.

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Post by YHWH » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:40 pm

Well, good children's book are supposed to retain their value -or even grow in value- when read into adulthood, like Lewis Caroll's writings for example.

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Post by MoneyJungle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:38 pm

My favorite "children's author" to reread as an adult is Roald Dahl. Although he wrote some adult (why that word is associated with porno is beyond me) fiction, his books for kids are my favorites. I haven't really challenged myself in terms of fiction in a long time. I mostly read fantasy. I thought Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind was very good.

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Post by sometimesclever » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:44 am

MoneyJungle wrote:My favorite "children's author" to reread as an adult is Roald Dahl.
The Witches FTW!

Right now, I'm reading Valley of the Dolls, just because it's supposed to be this tawdry infamous classic. Well...there certainly is some inappropriate language, but other than that, nothing HBO doesn't stream during primetime ;)

But it's pretty wild to read it from a sociology perspective. The girls in the novel are all like "Omg! I'm turning 22; if I don't pop out some kids immediately my parts are gonna shrivel up and die and I'll be a 23 year-old spinster forever!!!" And were taken seriously.

Ooooo, those crazy 50s/60s.

The book's not bad though o.O

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Post by ambi » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:45 pm

i have almost just completed the 48 laws of power by robert greene. what an eye opener it is, it has helped me understand life from another perspective like i never would. a few years ago i would have burned this book at the stake, along with the author, now its one of my most cherished possessions

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Post by Pam » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:59 am

Could you give more details? It sounds useful.
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Post by ambi » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:18 am

the 48 laws of power
by robert greene
check it out on amazon, the book has become so useful for many, it even has a fan site,
hi pam, as a infp, as usual i became intrigued, so i snooped and needed to see just how 'evil' these folk 'in power' were. now i understand why.
you can use it to watch power, or play at power, or defend yourself from power plays. the author has a unique way of presentation, and backs his theory with much history.
all in all its a guide book, and a great infp learning tool... if used correctly.

incidently, i would love an infp report on this book, if you do get chance to read it!

happy reading !

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Post by FiNe SiTe » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:46 am

The Keys to the kingdom series by Garth Nix
Alpha Force series by (Forgot the author's name XD)
Narnia series.
The Great Dune series by Frank Herbert
LOTR series. (Haven't got around to reading it, looks good tho)
Famous Five - (Old series)

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Re: Favorite books, reviews, recommend a book

Post by Kiddo » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:09 pm

I enjoyed Black Swan Green.
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Post by AcutelyAware » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:16 am

My favorite book is The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm. It was assigned in my senior sem. existential psych. course in college and is still my essential guide for having genuine loving relationships. It is a book that always strikes good conversation as well. :)

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