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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Illuminative!

When I was a child, young and disenchanted with the world, my father told me to read this book. Since then, I have been on an everlasting journey, discovering more everyday. Each day brings me to a new plateau of understanding. After my father died, I grieved and cont...
When I was a child, young and disenchanted with the world, my father told me to read this book. Since then, I have been on an everlasting journey, discovering more everyday. Each day brings me to a new plateau of understanding. After my father died, I grieved and continue to this day. But, I remember this book, and I know that my father is simply soaring to greater heights.

posted by Anonymous on November 9, 2004

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2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Seagull Dirty Bird

The road to Hell is paved with plots like this. This meaningless tale is drivel disquised as self-enlightening spam. In the end it is junk mail for the mind. Some time ago the writer of this book, an out of work hippie whose royalties of this title have long since bee...
The road to Hell is paved with plots like this. This meaningless tale is drivel disquised as self-enlightening spam. In the end it is junk mail for the mind. Some time ago the writer of this book, an out of work hippie whose royalties of this title have long since been squandered away, was featured in a People Magazine article; not surprisingly, this ex-hophead, has not been able to make any meangiful contribution to society since the printing of this book. It should have long since sunk into his thick hipster skull that one would have to be on some pretty interesting medication to find any sense of self-purpose in suck bland pablum as was served up by this lack luster tale. Any one who needs a story like Jonathan Livingston Seagull to find their self-worth needs to adjust their meds, and I mean big time. Do yourself a favor and skip this book, hunt down a seagull instead as it will be time better spent.

posted by Anonymous on July 24, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

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    I had to read this over the summer for school, and I must say, my three year old sister could read this! There was not a word in there that I didn't understand, and the amount of pictures in it was so unbearable, that a preschooler would be happier to read it than a middle schooler like myself.The moral was something that is in 99% of childrens' books today: follow your heart, and although it is a pretty good message, it gets kind of old after a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Jonathan fails to take flight.

    After reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull, I couldn't help but feel somewhat disappointed. The book wasn't terrible, but in my opinion it felt too simple. The message of the book is a nice one, but seeing as how Bach uses easy language that even a five year old could understand, it feels more like a children's story than anything else. Overall, the book is decent enough it's an easy read and has a good, understandable message, but it falls short on many other aspects.

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