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    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    This one is especially wonderful for INFJs (although anyone can enjoy it, of course), because it it's subtly emotional, there's so much to pick up on that isn't explicitly said and the characters are just so bizarre (but so real) that you'll find yourself wanting to reach in a tell each of them what their problems are and why (I did, anyway ). It's an Ni romp with Fe undertones (you'll find yourself getting wrapped up in the intricate, unsaid feelings of the characters) that is magical enough to transport you away from your environment to the world and life of the Buendias. Also, there are tonnes of metaphors and hidden patterns that are just SO much fun to suddenly (aha!) pick up on. It's a fantastic book!

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    Anything by Herman Hesse. He was pretty damn revolutionary for his time... given that he basically wrote novels based on Jung's studies.

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    Oh, and there are a couple that I haven't read, but I've gotten a lot of inspiration from through people who did read them that I respected:

    Discworld - Terry Pratchett

    And several things by Neil Gaimen.

    I need to get around to reading those myself one day.

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    Anything by Tolstoy.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    'Wind, Sand and Stars' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    'Winter's Tale' by Mark Helprin

    Don't question why she needs to be so free
    She'll tell you it's the only way to be
    She just can't be chained to a
    Life where nothing's gained
    and nothing's lost
    at such a cost

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    For INF I think To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield

    And for NF in general The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson.

    I just think both of them are very affirming to NF view.

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    This thread is encouraging me to go lay in bed and read. Mmmmmmm.

    My suggestion: Moby Dick

    What type is Melville? I was gonna start a thread about this.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Melville INFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I really disliked The Unbearable Lightness of Being. (That's neither here nor there, just disliked it so much I can't help saying it!)

    I will think on the OP question.
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being has had a second wind. Consider the allegations/revelations regarding Kundera's (supposedly) acting as an informant.

    There's an interesting chapter where Teresa is betrayed by a lover and a sub-plot develops around this.

    Milan Kundera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The novel is much more interesting in light of this and well worth another read. Einmal ist keinmal, as Tomas might say.

    Like watching the Sixth Sense for the second time, it's a different show but the same one.

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    ^ I appreciated it as a work of literature it is just that the characters all rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't feel especially intune with it as NF. It was more like, well there's a different perspective, interesting.

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