I believe in law of averages. I personally think an author will eventually write at least one good book in his/her life. Sadly, Richard Bach too is one of them. He is probably the only author whose every work I have devoured only to hate them more than the other. But what drives me to read his book is the feeling that he has the potential to write well; only thing, his ideas always too hackneyed. While The Bridge Across Forever was a miserable novel, his One was horrifying sequel to it. Illusions was a better novel but what saved that novel were the great quotes of the messiah rather than the sorry storyline and even sorrier Richard in it. After several top recommendations and hearing everywhere that Jonathan Livingston Seagull is his best book, I once again plunged into the dark jungles of Amazon and found the book. So Did I finally like him? Read on!
You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to scroll down for the answer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Yes I did love this book!! Simple eh?!
You are never given a without also being givenÃ‚ the power to make it true.
You may have to workÃ‚ for it however.
–Richard Bach in Illusions
The flight of the Seagull
This story is as simple as it can ever get. It is a story about a certain Seagull Jonathan Livingston who aims not to be the ordinary, but to be the ordinary extraordinary. He is not satisfied with his restricted norm of life, but aims higher. He wants to fly, fly the perfect drop, fly at great heights and master it. Of course being different is a sin to his flock. He becomes the outcast, but that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let down his moral. In his quest for the flight he attains heavens andÃ‚ he meets his guru who teaches him the essence of flying. However he is still not at peace. He meets his equals, and yet within time overcomes all of them because of his desire to fly perfect.
However it is his friend, an old friend who is considered to be the one who explains the philosophyÃ‚ of life to him. To his friend and himself, flying perfect was not about...