Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a very short story about a seagull who wanted to learn how to fly spectacularly. He wasn’t happy with living a normal seagull life. He decides to just get on with following his heart and he ends up as some sort of angel guru seagull, after he’s been to seagull heaven. He then goes back to his flock and you can guess what happens. It’s very short (hooray!) and full of spirituality nonsense that is not my thing at all. If it’s yours, you may love this little tale!


It was originally published in 1970 as a three part story. The version I read is the FOUR part extended and reissued version, published in 2014. the fourth part was written at the same time as the original fable, but was never published. I haven’t delved into the fourth part during my description above, lets just say it changes the story somewhat.

Throughout Jonathan Livingston Seagull you get lots of pages of seagull photography. These are quite nice.

I can’t say anything more about it, otherwise my review might be as long as the book.

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