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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 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 September 25, 2006

    It was an alright book...

    JLS is an alright book, but it could have been better. A seagull? Couldn't Richard Bach have picked a better idea than seagulls? The underlying messages of this book, although rather strangely presented, are worth considering and pondering. To stray away from the norm and not be tethered down by 'the man' is sometimes worth following. Overall, JLS was a good book, but some of the ideas were a little far-fetched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Jonathan Livingston review

    Richard Bach writes a simple story about a seagull that has a strong passion for flying. however the story is not really all that simple. It is a microcosim for the attitude of the 1970's as well as other things such as religion and heaven. This makes the story a little harder to follow and maybe less comprehendable for younger readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    A Great Book

    I think that this short Parable wasn't too bad. I actually liked reading this book. Sometimes I would become confused but then I realized the underline meaning in what Bach was trying to tell us. This story made me realize that anything was possible if you put your mind to it. Even though perfection is very hard to reach it isn't impossible if you keep trying over and over again.

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