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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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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

    Johnny my homeboy

    Bach in this novel creates an easily indentifiable protagonist which is what makes the story the huge success that it is. The parallels between self expression and learning to fly are found throughout the piece and are what makes the book so intriguing. The religious undertones are vague enough to be interpreted in all religious sects and denominations. I would encourage any and everyone to delve into the spirits of flying and become young again with 'Johnny my homeboy'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    I liked it very much

    Bach's parable is an interesting read. It is very representative of the outer body mentality of the 1960s and 70s. I found it to be inspirational and insightful. It was a very quick read yet it was packed full of deep thoughts and questions that are relevant to all ages.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

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    Flight of the Behemoth wrought by mocking solemnity

    This is the second book I remember from my days as an eggling. Yes Kukla it is I the Beastdragon come home to roost at the precipe of mortality. In any event, this book can be read and then re-read again with one's own children. The lesson is such that it calls for it. Like 'Old man and the Sea' Hemmingway, it is agless and can be undrestood lightly or on many levels right up to the urn and coffin. Ye shalt seek to find another fossilized molt of the Beastlord in the pages of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Nothing but inspirational

    Bach's parable is filled with inspirational, profound thoughts that can pertain to anyone's life who is willing to understand what Bach is trying to say. To reach to the highest goal in your life, you have to go after it and not worry about what others think of you, just as Jonathan Livingston did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2000

    A Seagulls Flight

    A Seagull's Flight I would give JONATHON LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by, Richard Bach, 4 stars because it is a well written book and a very inspirational book. The book got boring after he was made into an outcast and it made it hard to read because nothing happened and it dragged on. The book had constant dialogue and it made it better than the movie because the movie didn't have constant dialogue. I would recommend this book to people who want to read a great story about seagulls.

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