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. 🙂
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.