#98: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach

The story of Jonathan the Seagull is the tale of a bird who flies higher and better than his flock.  He finds himself an Outcast (yes, that’s right, with a capital “O”) , and as such, able to reach higher bounds than those who are not Outcasts.   A story obviously written in the 70’s, this story takes us to a time and place where the individuals who separate themselves from the social norms are the ones who succeed.  I am all for being an individual, but for whatever reason Jonathan’s story of becoming “closer to God” by removing himself from his family and friends did not sit well with me… The writing structure was boring and made up of one or two phrase sentences.  There was not a lot of description and the gulls lives were not at all that interesting.   On a scale of 1-10? Probably a 3.

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