The bridge across forever

Hey, people! I am back on my blog after a short, unplanned hiatus. The last week proved to be a really hectic one at work, (and it’s gonna be that way for a couple more days 😦 ) but I managed to squeeze in time for a bit of reading. I finished reading ‘The bridge across forever’ by Richard Bach.

I was not much able to relate to Bach’s writing style in Jonathan Livingston Seagull. So, picking up this book was an attempt to again explore his ideas. I must say I was not disappointed this time. Now, I am beginning to feel maybe I didn’t read JLS in the right frame of mind. Though I feel I still need some more time and a few more Bach books to get used to his concepts, I rather liked The bridge across forever. The theme of the story is beautiful, though I could not relate to certain parts of it. Like all other Bach books, this one also contains a fair amount of descriptions of flying and paranormal experiences.

The bridge across forever is a love story, and a touching one at that. It has been written in a heartfelt way from Richard’s viewpoint. It is the story of Richard in search of his soulmate, who he meets in the form of Leslie. It is about Richard’s doubts, his inhibitions that he would lose his independence and himself if he gets involved. He has wonderfully depicted the part where he erects walls around himself to protect himself from hurt and how he gets ready to walk away from the special kind of love that he and Leslie share for each other. Ultimately, love is successful in breaking down his self-erected barriers. This is the part of the book I liked the most.

It is a nice, romantic book without being overly mushy, a book that leaves behind a good feeling.

PS: Orbis Terrarum Challenge – 2 down, 7 more to go. πŸ™‚

PPS: I heard there’s a sequence in which one should read Richard Bach’s books in order to understand them completely. So, all you Bach fans out there, would you please let me know what that order is? Thanks.



Filed under Life, Love, Reading Ramana

15 responses to “The bridge across forever

  1. I don’t know what to say about the book πŸ™‚

  2. priyaiyer


    hello… why?! u suggested it to me in the first place.. i shld thank you for that.. πŸ™‚

  3. A truly wonderful book…
    Anyway if u didnt know, its a fairytale based on his real-life relationship with actor Leslie Parrish..:)

  4. priyaiyer


    yep, i know that. πŸ™‚

  5. Am yet to buy the book (though its on my list for the Challenge as well). Btw, my book review is not going too good. Have started off on three books, read a part of each of those, but not yet finished even one 😦

  6. priyaiyer


    i liked the book and felt its worth a read.

    i too do that at times. read 3 books in parts, then leave them all and begin reading a 4th book. loosuthanam. πŸ˜€

  7. No, no. I don’t begin planning to read a fourth book now! πŸ™‚ Firstly, I must finish those that I have started!

  8. sorry, please delete the above comment. It should read
    No, no. I don’t plan to begin reading a fourth book now! Firstly, I must finish those that I have started!
    PS:Sorry for giving you an editing job πŸ™‚

  9. priyaiyer

    @sathej and sathej again


  10. My take on this book is, it has got a good theme but bad narration, particularly in the first half. I recommend reading “Illusions” by the same author which I liked. Dunno about any such sequence.

  11. Me

    i skim through all your posts…ellam books related so me no comment …i can’t save my life if it depended on books..

  12. priyaiyer


    yes, the author has got a different style of presentation, which, for me, would take some more books and some time to get used to. i loved the theme of this book.

    i am planning to read illusions. have heard so much about it. πŸ™‚


    thanks. πŸ™‚ all posts related to books these days? hmm, gotta do something about that… πŸ˜€

  13. “Ultimately, love is successful in breaking down [his] the self-erected barriers.”

    Not always… it isn’t…

  14. priyaiyer


    well, if it is not successful in breaking down all barriers, it is not actually love, isn’t it?

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