Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston SeagullJonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Originally published July 15th, 2012
I love the sheer magic of this book. Seagulls are not what I picture when I think about the transcendent joy of flight, of pushing your limits and achieving perfection. But that’s part of the magic of this book, Bach takes a squabbling, greedy and shallow creature and shows how a few unique members of the species can help lift many more to heights they never thought to dream existed. He must have been thinking about humanity when he wrote this, the seagulls are so much like the best and worst qualities of humans that I assume the entire book must be an extended metaphor of his hopes for the future of the human race. Not that we’d master time travel and flight, but that we’d master love, and sharing knowledge.

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