Originally published : 1970
Reissue : 2014 with additional 4th part
Author : Richard Bach
Subject : The life of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Pages : 144
Genres: Parable, Self-help book
Synopsis – A story of a seagull named Jonathan Livingston Seagull who refuses to accept the ordinary survival based meaningless life. He is passionate about flying and soaring new heights. Being a non-conformist, he is outcast and exiled. He perseveres. His passion leads him to achieve speed and height which transcends the physical boundaries and into the realms of thought. Jonathan ultimately becomes a philosopher and teacher travelling through space and time.
Why this book.
It is a fantasy parable about a creature, who transcends this materialistic world. It sparks your imagination about the metaphysical world and leads you to question the foundation of our daily actions.