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This is a discussion on What book/short story struck you the most? within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by niss Actually, that touches one of my biggest complaints about online scrabble: No ability to challenge your ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by niss View Post
    Actually, that touches one of my biggest complaints about online scrabble: No ability to challenge your opponent's words.
    Nah. You can play "classic style" where it doesn't tell you what is a word or not. And then you can challenge your opponent. @WamphyriThrall and I played this way once. I let him slide by with certain 2 letter words on a couple occasions. (*cough*AP and FI aren't words*cough*)
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Short story:
    The Bet by Anton Chekov.

    Book:
    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

    Poem:
    La Noche Oscura del Alma por San Juan de la Cruz (The Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross)

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    INFP - The Idealists

    God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo (I cried for the last 50 pages)
    The Giver by Lois Lowry (Again with the crying...)
    Is There No Place on Earth For Me? by Susan Sheehan (A journalist follows a young schizophrenic woman for a year in the late 60's or early 70's - don't remember which at this point - and the book is the summary of her many notes.)
    P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
    Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (Brilliant short story/alternate version of Snow White, supposedly can be found here if you're interested, though a warning that it is Very Dark)

    There are many other books or stories that have touched me over the years, but these are the ones that come to mind for me today for one reason or another. *shrugs*
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Yardiff Bey View Post
    Harlan Ellison: I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream.

    Postapocalyptic.
    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I have been trying to remember the name of that story for years! It is the only Harlan Ellison I ever read, but I took my dad's whole collection when he got rid of it on account of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I have been trying to remember the name of that story for years! It is the only Harlan Ellison I ever read, but I took my dad's whole collection when he got rid of it on account of it.
    You are most welcome. :-)

    I used to have an extensive SF/Fantasy collection. It was literally enough to fill three bookshelves, each over 1m wide and floor to ceiling, two books deep. Got rid of it because I didn't have time to read for pleasure any more.

    Big mistake in retrospect.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Yardiff Bey View Post
    You are most welcome. :-)

    I used to have an extensive SF/Fantasy collection. It was literally enough to fill three bookshelves, each over 1m wide and floor to ceiling, two books deep. Got rid of it because I didn't have time to read for pleasure any more.

    Big mistake in retrospect.
    My dad did something similar, long before he gave me his Ellison. He had all manner of games, scifi, fantasy and occult books and he got depressed and got rid of them. My brother calls it "The Great Purge of Awesome"

    Were you the one who put Catcher in the Rye? I've never been able to feel anything but overwhelming irritation with that book. What appealed to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTI Enthusiast View Post
    Also, on the more depressing side:

    When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
    Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

    Both deal with true accounts of multiple personality disorder.
    My mom has multiple personality disorder and she gave me those books. I've yet to read When Rabbit Howls, but I hear it is the best book on the topic.

    Quick bit of info, multiple personality disorder is now dissociative identity disorder. It is a bit more realistically descriptive of the process at work.

    Also, you said you had nothing of value to add and then repeatedly added things of value. It struck me as funny. Your books all seemed really good.

    Everyone keeps mentioning The Giver. I try to get my little siblings to read it, but they won't. It is necessary for a kid to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    Were you the one who put Catcher in the Rye? I've never been able to feel anything but overwhelming irritation with that book. What appealed to you?
    Yes, that was me. I agree, it is an irritating book - also a depressing ending. I could relate to it in some ways.

    Just like I could relate to "A Kestrel For A Knave", by Barry Hines. Depressing book - especially the ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothweneriniel View Post
    My mom has multiple personality disorder and she gave me those books. I've yet to read When Rabbit Howls, but I hear it is the best book on the topic.

    Quick bit of info, multiple personality disorder is now dissociative identity disorder. It is a bit more realistically descriptive of the process at work.

    Also, you said you had nothing of value to add and then repeatedly added things of value. It struck me as funny. Your books all seemed really good.
    Yeah, it was quite eye-opening into the processes of the disorder. I did learn the name had been changed in my Adult Psychopathology class last semester, but I forgot the proper name. My mistake. Thanks for reminding me.

    Yeah. I know. I just haven't read much lately and tend to read mostly realistic fiction books, so I had forgotten about those few. I should try out some of the books in this thread.

    Also... (lol) Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. Makes you realize that not everything in life may be as it seems.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Yardiff Bey View Post
    Yes, that was me. I agree, it is an irritating book - also a depressing ending. I could relate to it in some ways.

    Just like I could relate to "A Kestrel For A Knave", by Barry Hines. Depressing book - especially the ending.
    I've heard that Holden is the only universally identifiable character, but I just could not identify with him. Perhaps it is time for a re-read. It's been seven years. I've never read that one.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTI Enthusiast View Post
    Yeah, it was quite eye-opening into the processes of the disorder. I did learn the name had been changed in my Adult Psychopathology class last semester, but I forgot the proper name. My mistake. Thanks for reminding me.

    Yeah. I know. I just haven't read much lately and tend to read mostly realistic fiction books, so I had forgotten about those few. I should try out some of the books in this thread.

    Also... (lol) Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. Makes you realize that not everything in life may be as it seems.
    I only remember the name because it is so relevant to my life. Not to diverge too much from the topic here, but what are you studying?

    You definitely should. I plan to read The Boy in Striped Pajamas.

    What do they talk about? I have a feeling it is likely the stuff I get through my social-circle, but I would not swear to it.
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