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Strange little book, to be sure. The novella inspired the production of a film of the same titlewith a soundtrack by Neil Diamond. Sloppy writing like this fills the book. However, I found nothing great. I had totally forgotten that Oivingston ever read this book until a review came up on my timeline.

Photos in books are for kids. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is named after John H. This is, quite simply, a very short book that somehow wears out its welcome far before it is over. This article is about the book. Several early commentators, emphasizing the first part of the book, see it as part of the US self-help and positive thinking culture, goelsnd by Norman Vincent Peale and by the New Thought movement.

With a touch of Buddhism of course, which seems to be the universal recipe for manuals on positive thinking, and a revelation of the Bird Messiah. Retrieved 14 February I believe self-esteem is important but it won’t just magically project you to whatever you want just because you make an effort.

Eventually, however, Bach attempts to show the reader that, in going away from the road most travelled, one may have to live in isolation, but then attempts to comfort the reader by showing him or her that that very seclusion allows one to be truly free.


Cover your eyes children… you do not want to read the bad words about to assault your innocent psyche: It’s a motion picture. However, you also NEED to eat, you know, to survive and all!!

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. OK, so it’s not a masterpiece, but it has its moments. What I read was the biggest load of self-indulgent, pseudo-inspirational tripe I’ve read in my life! Honestly I would give this book negative stars if I could And if people want to have faith in a higher power, if that helps them then that is fine too!!

Did they print them on kryptonite paper? Right then and there I thought, can’t he do both?

They never seem to disintegrate on the vast cultural garbage dump. Mother voice Richard Crenna Steer clear of false prophets and their laughable attempts at literature, this book is just the worst. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jonathan Livingston le goéland

Back on Earth, he continues to preach and heal and finally returns to heaven, where he belongs. It livibgston as if Richard Bach was livingsto to incorporate every feel-good cliche and every religious idea into one marketable paperback.

So if you need a shove to achieve your personal goals: Jonathan Livingston Seagull voice. I caught a few echoes of Eastern religion with statements like this: He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him “pretty well a one-in-a-million bird.


Mono Westrex Recording System. Another piece of “aphoristic fiction”. I s Another piece of “aphoristic fiction”. Jonathan talks about how much more there is to life but all he seems to conceive of this limitless horizon is to fly fast.


I think everyone who likes movies should see livingsron. Some messages I interpreted: Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he ld about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a prime example of this. The book becomes filled with vague, ham-fisted Buddhism after this turn, becoming surprisingly repetitive for such a short piece. Mar 08, Kelly H.

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He is only capable of this after practicing hard alone for a long time and the gowland learning process of linking the highly experienced teacher and the diligent student is raised into almost sacred levels. Directly from the book my comments in brackets: People who call this book inspirational are also the most delusional and whose lives have no meaning at all. Better not to exist at all than to exist like a seaweed, without meaning or joy [ Ever think of that wasteoids? Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Bach – 4 stars 8 20 Nov 11, Part four focuses on jonsthan period several hundred years after Jonathan and his students have left the Flock and their teachings become venerated rather than practiced.