One: a novel

One: a novel

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by Richard Bach
     
 

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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"Instead of soaring and diving though space, passengers on this flight must be prepared to cruise slowly, making several stops to look at their motivation and lifestyles as the Bachs look at their own." — Detroit Free Press.

"This is a strange and thought-provoking fantasy from the man who gave us Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, one that is imaginative, playful, and in places, startling in concept." — The Anniston Star.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Under the spell of quantum physics, Bach and his wife Leslie are catapulted into an alternate world in which they exist simultaneously in many different incarnations. `` These little homilies can either be uplifting or mightily boring, depending on the reader's point of view,'' wrote PW. (Nov.)
Joyce Cohen
''One'' presents a number of provocative speculations....But in the hands of Richard Bach, they quickly plunge into the realm of the asinine....To appreciate the spirit of this book, you must think metaphorically. Just as a television has many channels, everyone has many lifetimes that are going on simultaneously - it's just that you're tuned into only one at a time. Give yourself a gold star for patience if you actually make it through to the final pages, where the Bachs realize that all of us are really a single person. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440205623
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
128,236
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.03(d)

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One: a novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is just so right on...this is just like richard's other book that i could not put down 'Illusions' it makes you question everything in your life...and i have mad couple of changes in mine... for the better, I got out of a messy marriage.. and dating someone who could be my soulmate!!! thanks for the encouragement...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of metaphysical books and spiritual tomes in general. So I was excited to learn of this book from friends who recommended it highly. I was sorely disappointed. Although the ideas presented here are intriguing, Bach fails to create a cohesive story. As any fan of fantasy or science fiction knows, even the most outrageous story must have some believability. Here, Bach's characters behave according to the needs of the 'plot' rather than as real human beings. As Bach and his wife travel through parallel dimensions, they drop in on their 'alternate' selves. Rather than be shocked or awestruck, these alternate selves simply accept that travelers from another dimension are stopping in to say 'hi'. I give this book two stars on the basis of the themes and ideas presented here, but perhaps the theme would have been better served as an essay or nonfiction guide rather than a half-baked novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I read this book at exactly the right moment in my life. It was when I was ready and when I needed this type of inpiration and insight the most. It was a time in my life when I felt like things were going downhill faster than an avalanche. It was this choice I made to read this book that changed my life. Because I read this book, I am much more fully aware of what I do and how it might affect my life as well as those of others in the long run. Thanks to this book, I am much more mindful and aware of my life and feel like I am 'living' in the fullest sense of the word! Another book I really like now is 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. It is a theoretical book on human nature and consciousness in general but it is truly inspiring! I am absolutely sure that my life would not be the same without these books.