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Japanese edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition by Richard Bach. Jonathan is a seagull who pursues flight more than the others who are finding food. His journey of self realization soars to spiritual heights. Now the never finished last chapter by the author is finally added to this spiritual classic. Itsuki Hiroyuki's challenging work presented hJapanese edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition by Richard Bach. Jonathan is a seagull who pursues flight more than the others who are finding food. His journey of self realization soars to spiritual heights. Now the never finished last chapter by the author is finally added to this spiritual classic. Itsuki Hiroyuki's challenging work presented here. In Japanese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc....

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  • Jonathan
    2018-09-26 19:36

    Basically, you've got a seagull who just can't fit in with other seagulls. If this was written within the last decade, Jonathan would be coping with his outcast status by wearing a black trench coat and rolling 20-sided dice for fun. He would also achieve a loyal following of other socially awkward birds by totally kicking ass in Guitar Hero.Sadly, this was written in the halcyon days of the 70's, so Jonathan goes on a soul searching quest and learns how to fly better than any other seagull. Gradually, other seagulls join him and become awesome too.No, I'm not describing a children's picture book. I'm talking about a book that bookstores actually shelve in the "literature" section. I honestly think that there are more photographs of seagulls in this book than there are paragraphs. Anyway, some people call this book "inspirational", or "motivating." I'm guessing that these are the same people who consider accidentally getting two extra cheesesticks for free in their Papa John's order "a miraculous affirmation of a higher power."The only reason I gave this book two stars instead of one is that I was named after it. Honestly, who wants to be named after a shitty book? Think of the entire pantheon of literature. I could have been named Atticus Finch, or Heathcliff Earnshaw, or Beowulf. Instead I get Jonathan Livingston. Thanks a lot, Mom and Dad. No, really, you guys just sit back and relax, I'll roll this next doobie for you.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2018-09-22 19:36

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story, Richard BachJonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, and illustrated by Russell Munson is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970. In 2014 the book was reissued as Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, which added a 17-page fourth part to the story. The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads a peaceful and happy life.One day, Jonathan met two gulls who took him to a "higher plane of existence" in which there was no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge. There he meets another seagull who loves to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe. The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived." Not satisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like him, to bring them his learning and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, gathering around him others who have been outlawed for not conforming. Ultimately, the very first of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, becomes a teacher in his own right, and Jonathan leaves to teach other flocks.Part One of the book finds young Jonathan Livingston frustrated with the meaningless materialism, conformity, and limitation of the seagull life. He is seized with a passion for flight of all kinds, and his soul soars as he experiments with exhilarating challenges of daring aerial feats. Eventually, his lack of conformity to the limited seagull life leads him into conflict with his flock, and they turn their backs on him, casting him out of their society and exiling him. Not deterred by this, Jonathan continues his efforts to reach higher and higher flight goals, finding he is often successful but eventually he can fly no higher. He is then met by two radiant, loving seagulls who explain to him that he has learned much, and that they are there now to teach him more.Jonathan transcends into a society where all the gulls enjoy flying. He is only capable of this after practicing hard alone for a long time and the first learning process of linking the highly experienced teacher and the diligent student is raised into almost sacred levels. They, regardless of the all immense difference, are sharing something of great importance that can bind them together: "You've got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull." He realizes that you have to be true to yourself: "You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way."n the third part of the book are the last words of Jonathan's teacher: "Keep working on love." Through his teachings, Jonathan understands that the spirit cannot be really free without the ability to forgive, and that the way to progress leads—for him, at least—through becoming a teacher, not just through working hard as a student. Jonathan returns to the Breakfast Flock to share his newly discovered ideals and the recent tremendous experience, ready for the difficult fight against the current rules of that society. The ability to forgive seems to be a mandatory "passing condition.""Do you want to fly so much that you will forgive the Flock, and learn, and go back to them one day and work to help them know?" Jonathan asks his first student, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, before getting into any further talks. The idea that the stronger can reach more by leaving the weaker friends behind seems totally rejected. Hence, love, deserved respect, and forgiveness all seem to be equally important to the freedom from the pressure to obey the rules just because they are commonly accepted.In 2013 Richard Bach took up a non-published fourth part of the book which he had written contemporaneously with the original. He edited and polished it and then sent the result to a publisher. Bach reported that it was a near-death experience which had occurred in relation to a nearly fatal plane crash in August 2012, that had inspired him to finish the fourth part of his novella. In February 2014, the 138-page Bach work Illusions II was published as a booklet by Kindle Direct Publishing. It also contains allusions to and insights regarding the same near-death experience. In October 2014, Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, was reissued and includes part four of the story.عنوانها: پرنده ای به نام آذرب‍اد؛ جوناتان مرغ دریایی، جاناتان مرغ دریایی؛ نویسنده: ریچارد باخ؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه جولای سال 1991 میلادینخستین بار در سال 1354 هجری خورشیدی با عنوان: پرنده ای به نام آذرب‍اد؛ با ترجمه بانو: سودابه پرتوی؛ در انتشارات امیرکبیر و در سال 1369 با عنوان: جوناتان مرغ دریایی، با ترجمه بانو فرشته مولوی و جناب هرمز ریاحی در انتشارات کتابهای جیبی چاپ شدعنوان: جاناتان مرغ دریایی؛ نویسنده: ریچارد باخ؛ مترجم: لادن جهانسوز؛ ویراستار: محسن مدیری؛ تصویرگر و نقاش: راسل مانسون؛ تهران، بهجت، 1371؛ در 112 ص؛ شابک: 9646671020؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1378؛ چهارم 1379؛ پنجم و ششم 1380؛ هفتم 1381؛ هشتم و نهم 1382؛ چاپ یازدهم 1385؛ سیزدهم 1387؛ چهاردهم 1388؛ هجدهم 1391؛ چاپ بیستم 1393؛همان داستان «منطق الطیر» عطار است که «سی مرغ»، در جستجو به سیمرغ میرسند، این بار دستمایه ی «ریچارد باخ» شده است. سیمرغ عطار در این شعرگونه همان بهشت است، که جاناتان میپرسد: آیا مکانی به نام بهشت وجود دارد؟ در پاسخ میشنود از مرغ فرزانه، که: خیر جاناتان، چنین مکانی وجود ندارد. بهشت یک مکان، یا یک زمان نیست، بهشت یعنی کامل شدن. بخش چهارم کتاب را که در سال 2014 میلادی به متن کتاب افزوده شده هنوز نخوانده ام. احمد شربیانی

  • Mrelia
    2018-09-23 14:23

    I read this book after hearing for years that it was great and life-changing. I expected at worst that it wouldn't be quite as good as advertised. Boy was I in for a surprise!What I read was the biggest load of self-indulgent, pseudo-inspirational tripe I've read in my life!Apparently, the moral of the allegorical tale is that being "ordinary" is bad, ignoring practical needs to pursue your passion is good and if others don't understand you it's because you're a misunderstood genius/spiritually superior being. Maybe others don't understand you because you're always "borrowing" gas money, crashing on their couches and eating all their food. Ever think of that wasteoids? What's wrong with being a responsible member of society and pursuing spiritual enlightenment on your own dang couch?Perhaps I take a dim view of this book's message because I've known too many people who "follow their dreams" and expect someone else to take care of their "mundane" needs.

  • Benjamin
    2018-10-01 12:27

    Don't read this. Go look at a seagull and think about life on your own if you must. What you come up with will be better than this.

  • Fabian
    2018-09-26 12:15

    This one belongs to the prestigious & almost elusive group of "Huge Imposters That Became Famous By People Who Suddenly Decided to Read a Novel." The book with its cute aura of a birdshape on its cover, was a mega-hit for no other reason than everyone read it. Basically, its a huge ripoff of the Judeo-Christian messiah story, with little birds that never fully become characters, grounded (ha ha) or are even particularly memorable. Is it bad to just want a mean hunter come along & shoot them all down? Is this bad? I just cannot fathom the language of this; the super-precise scientific descriptions of speed, and worse, why are the birds so Anglo-Saxonly named? It is baffling as to why it even got published in the first place. Clue number one that this was gonna suck: it's subtitle, "A Story." Not, you know, a novel. Like a sketch. The photographer probably took longer taking the pictures of the grainy sky than this writer did concocting such wannabe New Age-y mierda. Reminds me so much of "The Celestine Prophecy" in it's lameness level, I could just scream.This reads like some reject for some lesser-read college Literary Anthology... But shitier.

  • Janet
    2018-10-14 11:39

    "Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening. (At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.) By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate payoff: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of love and kindness. I read this book when I was a teenager, it set the stage for a life of searching for a higher purpose and today, almost 40 years later, my life is heaven on earth. In Abraham Lincoln's words..."All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." Abraham LincolnAnd M. Scott Peck's words..."Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex." M. Scott Peck

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2018-09-29 11:42

    You know, sometimes you should just leave fond childhood memories alone.But I have a hard time resisting any kind of challenge, at least if it relates to reading, so when Karly threw it down (see the thread to this review for her very funny and half-hearted trolling efforts), I felt compelled to go dig out my old copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull--and it did take some digging--to see if I could justify my then-three-star review.Unfortunately, I can't.This flimsy and fluffy little book was a massive bestseller in 1972 and 1973. It's a VERY unsubtle parable about a seagull who decides that the mundane life of squawking and fighting for food is not for him. He wants to learn how to really fly.The other seagulls are not impressed with his stunts and aerial acrobatics.But Jonathan Seagull is brave enough to defy the Flock and continue his search for perfection. It's all very inspiring and affirming and I can see why a lot of people still love it. There's actually a JLS website where people share their "seagull stories" of how they learned to overcome their doubts and fears and truly live, and they all tell each other how great they are. Fly free, beautiful white birds! And that's all fine, as long as you're not hurting innocent people, or neglecting those who need you, in your search to Find Yourself.But this book, as a piece of literature, has problems on so many levels: The heavy-handed symbolism. The simplistic worldview (spend all your time learning how to fly perfectly and all other problems will magically take care of themselves!).And the book tries to be all things to all people. Overcoming obstacles and achieving through your own determination and effort? Yup. Reincarnation? Got it. Christian symbolism? Covered. New Age mysticism? Don't get me started.2 stars, because even if it's on the simplistic and cheesy side, I still find a little inspiration and humor in the pages of this novella._________Initial post: Karly tells me I'm way off base with my 3 stars here, which is based on my teenage reading of this book many, many moons ago. So I'm going to re-read this book (assuming I can find the dusty old copy that is hiding somewhere in my basement) and either agree with her or defend my position.It is on! *cracks knuckles*

  • anne
    2018-09-23 11:30

    ok, like I just wrote in a comment . . . this is probably one of those books that you have to read at a particular moment in your life. for me I was 15, had just run away from home and was in utter despair that the entire world was as mean, strict and narrow-minded as my peers seemed to be at that time. I longed for a friend, I longed for a sense of the world being more than what was drowning me. the friend who put this book in my hands also gave me Blind Melon's first album - and together these two items may have literally saved my life. Bach's writing is simplistic, yes. it is almost childlike, yes. But there is for me an enduring wisdom to it. the seagull is obviously a very simplistic metaphor for a human, but in reality, particularly from where I was at the time, the idea of the "flock" just doing as it was told and spending all its time eating, shitting and talking about other gulls was not far off from my experience. as that 15 year old gypsy soul, I connected - not the gull - but with the sense that there had to be more to life and that the pursuit of perfection was not in vain. this book was like a child's story that assured me that my sense of things was not off-base. and I'm not kidding when I say that I felt that Jonathan Livingston Seagull was my first friend.

  • Agir(آگِر)
    2018-10-02 18:17

    چرا دشوارترین کار در جهان این است که پرنده ای را متقاعد کنی،آزاد است؟این کتاب اول از شناخت خویشتن و مطابق آن زندگی کردن و نه بخاطر نان زندگی کردن می گویداغلب مرغان رنج آموختن پرواز را در حدی فراتر از یادگیری ساده ترین حقایق به خود هموار نمی کنندمی اموزند که چگونه از ساحل به سوی غذا پرواز کنند و چگونه بازگردندبرای بسیاری از مرغان تنها خوردن غذا مهم است و پرواز اهمیتی ندارد در ادامه ریچارد باخ یه جورایی میخاد بگه که انسان توانایی انجام هرکاری رو داره،اگه بتواند عدم محدودیتش را باور کندآنچه که دیدگانت به تو می گویند باور نکن.همه ی آنچه که می توانی ببینی محدود است. با ادراک خود بنگرگفته های کتاب بعضی هاشون اساس علمی و بعضی ریشه در ادیان کهن دارندشناخت خویش و پرورش استعدادها و سعی در بهتر کردن جهان اطراف خویش،ریشه در آموزه های دینی ودا و ... داردغیب شدن جاناتان برگرفته از نظریه استفاده از بعد زمان می باشداگه بتونیم این بعد را درک کنیم میتوانیم در یک ثانیه از غرب به شرق برویمیعنی همان غیب شدناین سوال برام پیش آمداگر چیزهای که در مورد بعضی عارفان گفته اند که در یک لحظه از شرق به غرب می رفتند راست باشد ،آیا آنها بعد زمان را شناخته اند؟.....از شجاعت جاناتان خوشم اومد؛آزمودن چندین باره پرواز سریع و اینکه در برابر بزرگان قرار گرفت چون به عقیده اش ایمان داشت.......امروز که درمورد کتاب فک میکردم دیدم آنقدرها هم بد نبوده که در ریویوی چند ماه پیش نوشته بودم.پس حرف قبلی مو پس گرفتم و ریویوی جدید نوشتم و یه ستاره هم اضافه کردم؛)

  • Adina
    2018-10-11 11:38

    2.5*I was recommended this book by a friend. As I had no intention to buy this in case it proved to be dreadful I decided to finally get a library subscription. I’ve been wanting to go to the library for a long time as I am hoping this way I will buy less books. That might not work out as intended but a girl can hope. I am not a fan of inspirational fables. Call me cynical but I do not believe a nice little motivational story can change your life. It can provide an extra nudge to change if you are already on that path. Also, most of them are also ridiculously stupid, The Monk who Sold his Ferrari comes to my mind right away to prove this idea. Having said that, I thought Jonathan Livingston Seagull to be cute and some of the ideas even touched me. Jonathan Livingston is not your usual seagull who flies only for feeding purposes. No, he loves to fly and constantly challenges himself to improve his control, speed and form. Unfortunately, his flock disagrees with his revolutionary approach to flying and he is excommunicated. He soon finds other seagulls that share the same passion and strive for greatness. He follows them to another world, some sort of paradise, where Seagulls can be their true self. After a while, Jonathan returns to the flock in order to teach others to fly as he does and follow their dreams. The story encourages people to find what they love, follow and cultivate their talent and decide for themselves in life. The book also teaches us to be tolerant, seek the good in other people and love them for those qualities. The author obviously loves flying (he was a pilot) and you can see that in every page. His description of flying was the best part of the story for me.

  • Jeff
    2018-10-09 12:43

    When I was a lad, I had to endure my hippie science teacher's self-narrated slide show of the entire book. It beat listening to a lecture about photosynthesis, but not by much.

  • Ruth
    2018-10-12 17:28

    Puerile platitudes posing as wisdom.

  • Mohsin Maqbool
    2018-10-02 19:37

    image: I WAS gifted Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull by my elder brother when he visited Karachi from Frankfurt for his vacation in 1973. However, I did not read the book until 1987. To be honest with you, I did not think much of it at the time and gave it away to a friend.Learning more about birds with the passage of time, I wanted to read the book again. I regretted giving it away. Luckily another friend of mine had a copy. He lent it to me for just one night in 2005, saying that it actually belonged to his son who hadn’t read it yet. I finished the book in a few hours. I liked it much better this time and even wrote a review for my friend to read. Yesterday I re-read the book on pdf so that I could review it for goodreads. And I must admit that this time I actually found the book to be amazing. Maybe with age I have become more mature as I was able to grasp many things which I could not when I first read it during the '80s or even a decade back.The book is extremely inspirational. Besides, it has a story to tell – an interesting one – that keeps you glued right to the very end. Mr Bach used to be a fighter pilot and a writer for magazines like Avian which is why talking about the flight of seagulls comes naturally to him.Jonathan Livingston Seagull was more interested in flying than eating fish or bread crumbs for survival. He wants to fly as high as possible and at speeds deemed impossible. He kept challenging himself to break each previous record.image: A seagull in sunny spotlight. The Elder of the Flock does not like Richard breaking rules and regulations. He wants him to stick to normal flying. “Jonathan nodded obediently. For the next few days he tried to behave like the other gulls; he really tried, screeching and fighting with the flock around the piers and fishing boats, diving on scraps of fish and bread. But he couldn’t make it work. It’s all so pointless, he thought, deliberately dropping a hard-won anchovy to a hungry old gull chasing him. I could be spending all this time learning to fly. There’s so much to learn!” He flies during the night. He is considered an Outcast and kicked out of the Flock. “It wasn’t long before Jonathan Gull was off by himself again, far out at sea, hungry, happy, learning. The subject was speed, and in a week’s practice he learned more about speed than the fastest gull alive.” Although Mr Bach is writing all about seagulls and flight, he uses simple English which even a layman reader would be able to understand. Having said that, it is creative writing at its best. Alliteration too is used in several places.“He learned more each day. He learned that a streamlined high-speed dive could bring him to find the rare and tasty fish that schooled ten feet below the surface of the ocean: he no longer needed fishing boats and stale bread for survival. He learned to sleep in the air, setting a course at night across the offshore wind, covering a hundred miles from sunset to sunrise. With the same inner control, he flew through heavy sea fogs and climbed above them into dazzling clear skies ... in the very times when every other gull stood on the ground, knowing nothing but mist and rain. He learned to ride the high winds far inland, to dine there on delicate insects.”image: A seagull flies over cliffs. The book teaches us to be kind and loving and tolerant through Jonathan who during a later stage of his life becomes an instructor for seagulls who want to become achievers by being at their innovative best where flying is concerned. The tome is philosophical in some places like in the following paragraphs: “I don’t understand how you manage to love a mob of birds that has just tried to kill you.” “Oh, Fletch, you don’t love that! You don’t love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practise and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves. That’s what I mean by love. It’s fun, when you get the knack of it.”“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.” The next world can also be understood as the next stage in our life when we proceed to college from school or to university from college or even to a career when we are through with our education. The book deals with a bit of fantasy too. But if I describe it, it would be akin to spoiling the fun for you.The inspirational fable contains eight black and white photographs of seagulls in flight which have been magnificently captured by Russell Munson. I highly recommend the book to everybody who likes reading good and meaningful literature and also to those who love our fine-feathered friends. Director Hall Bartlett adapted the novella into a film in 1973. Whereas the book was a bestseller, the film was poorly received by critics and was a box-office failure. However, it was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Neil Diamond wrote and recorded an album for the film's soundtrack which was a critical and commercial success, earning Diamond a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Another plus point for the film is that it is recognised by American Film Institute in the following list:2006: AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers – Nominated image: Film poster of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.image: The camera catches Neil Diamond along with the high-flying Jonathan Livingston Seagull for the album's cover.

  • Rinda Elwakil
    2018-09-15 15:16

    لا تتبع القطيع، و إن أفتاك الناس و أفتوك

  • Cecily
    2018-09-21 13:18

    This reminds me of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist (the only one of his I've read). It's self-consciously "beautiful" and spiritual, but doesn't really have much depth. I enjoyed it in my late teens, when I had delusions of profundity, but I don't think it has much to impart to adults.It has 2* for nostalgia. If I read it now, I expect I'd only give it 1*.

  • Kim
    2018-09-16 17:27

    I don't even know what to say about this book. One of my favorite books ever. It's very short and extremely easy to read. Great for children, even better for adults. JLS is my hero, pretty much.Our copy of this book no longer resembles a book so much as a stack of papers.

  • J.G. Keely
    2018-10-02 18:24

    This book is a response to the flawed and disappointing underbelly of humanity, revealed for author Bach in Vietnam, the Kennedy assassination, the battles for Civil Rights and Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution. Unfortunately, it is not a work which embraces or explores those changes, but seeks an escape from the difficult questions of the world.Perhaps it should be unsurprising that the author would want to escape the everyday anxieties which mark the changing world. There is a sort of blind optimism in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the sort you get when you take ancient and complex philosophy and distill it down into meaningless fluff. It is from this feel-good denial that the whole New Age movement springs, giving hope without guidance, and adding self-help to our self loathing.The surface of the water seems calm and glassy from afar. The ripples almost insensible. It is tempting to hope that the whirling eddies of hate, the tumult of inequality, and the maelstroms of fear do not persist beneath it. We shall someday find, when we must navigate Scylla and Charybdis, whether we have melted down our statues and our cannons both to build a monument to the lost.

  • Hanie
    2018-09-29 14:27

    داستان مرغ دريايي اي به نام جاناتان كه برخلاف بقيه ي مرغ هاي دريايي_ كه فقط براي تهيه ي غذا تلاش ميكنند و ميجنگند_ به پرواز علاقه دارد و براي يادگيري پرواز تلاش ميكند. به همين دليل، به علت نقض قوانين و با بقيه فرق داشتن از گروه تبعيد ميشود. جاناتان همچنان براي پرواز بهتر تلاش ميكند و محدوديت هارا پشت سر ميگذارد تا اينكه به كمال مي رسد و ذهن و روح و جسمش همه يكي شده و به اختيارش در مي آيد. پس از رسيدن به كمال جاناتان تصميم ميگيرد به گله ي خود بازگردد و تجربه هاي خود را در اختيار ساير مرغ هاي دريايي هم قرار دهد. كم كم ، عده از مرغ هاي دريايي علاقه مند ميشوند و نزد او آموزش ميبينند. اما عده اي او را شيطان مي نامند و عده اي خدا. داستان زندگي ما انسانهاست كه تنها تلاشمان براي تهيه ي خوراك و سرپناهي براي زندگي است. تنها عده ي كمي هستند كه براي يادگيري تلاش ميكنند. و اين عده در بيشتر موارد از جامعه طرد مي شوند. پي نوشت: اين كتاب رو با صداي زهره زاهدي گوش كردم كه با پس زمينه اي از صداي دريا و پرنده ها بود. جملات كوتاه و ساده بودند كه باعث دلنشين تر شدن كتاب مي شد. پي نوشت ٢: كتاب صوتي تنها راهيه كه باعث مي شه يك ساعت و نيم مشغول دلمه پيچيدن باشم ولي برعكس هميشه گذر زمان رو اصلا حس نكنم. 😌😌

  • W.C.
    2018-10-05 17:20

    I'm a sucker for this book. Throughout early Christianity, and especially in the second and third centuries, it was commonly believed that Jesus was just a really exceptional guy that God "adopted" and put to use as a redeemer of sins. Even after the Mark and Q Gospels were written and the circumstances of Jesus's birth were decided, the vote at Nicea was pretty slim that made Jesus the only begotten of the Father. Well, here's a book that goes back to the roots; any gull with a mind of his own can become the Son of God. I like that moral. And there's a chinese sage, so that's a plus too.

  • Έλσα
    2018-09-17 16:22

    Ενα πολυ ομορφο βιβλιο το οποιο με γεμισε με αισιοδοξια. Αυτο που διδασκει ειναι να ζεις κ να πραγματοποιεις τα ονειρα κ τις επιθυμιες σου!!! Αυτο που ολοι αναζητουμε αλλα δεν προσπαθουμε φοβουμενοι την αποτυχια.Αν θελεις κατι το πετυχαινεις εχοντας θαρρος, υπομονη, επιμονη και αποφασιστικοτητα! Πολυ ομορφη η εικονογραφηση αλλα και ο επιλογος του βιβλιου που ο συγγραφεας αφηγειται πως συνελαβε την ιδεα της ιστοριας καθως κ τα εμποδια που περασε μεχρι να καταφερει την εκδοση του μυθιστορηματος. Ο Γλαρος Ιωναθαν Λιβινγκστον:ο Χαλιλ Γκιμπραν με φτερα!!! 💎💎💎

  • Fatima
    2018-09-23 13:24

    شیفته ی این کتاب شدم , خیلی ساده و کوتاه با داستانی شیرین و نمادین شاید حرف هایی رو زد که قرن ها پیش پیامبران سعی میکردند به مردم دوره ی خودشون یاد بدن , نماد زیبایی از تمام وجود های اوج گرفته و سیراب نشده اما رشد کرده ای بود که همچنان هم در حال رشدند و به دور از محدودیت هایی که جامعه هاشون براشون در نظر میگیره , پرواز میکنن و پرواز رو هم به عشاقش یاد میدن , بدون هیچ ادعایی بدون پذیرش اینکه چیزی و یا قدرتی شبیه به خدا دارند ...همه ی وجود ها فراتر از جسمند اما درگیر این جسم هستند و فقط تحمل دیدن تا نوک بینی دنیای خودشون یا شبیه پرندگان دنیای جاناتان , نوک بال هاشون رو دارند , کاش همگی پرواز رو یاد بگیریم و بعدش به مشتاقانش هم یاد بدیم ... کاش کمی مثل جاناتان بی باک و کنجکاو و با انگیزه و پر شور و نشاطش و به دور از خواسته های دنیایی و سرگرم کننده اش بودیم ....

  • B. Han Varli
    2018-09-21 19:14

    bu martı ise yemeyi değil, uçmayı önemsiyordu. uçmayı her şeyden çok seviyordu. martı jonathan livingstonartık tamamen ikna oldum: ben kitapları bulmuyorum, kitaplar beni buluyor.kütüphanede arkadaşlarım ile muhabbet ederken hiç beklemediğim bir anda önerildi sevgili martı jonathan ve hemen edinip okumaya başladım daha fazla ayıplanmadan.daha önce şu yorumumda ilgi duyduğu alanlarda derinleşen, o alanlarda daha kapsayıcı bilgilere sahip olan birine evrilmek istediğimi yazmıştım.yamaç paraşütüne başladım ve bir ay gibi kısa bir süre içerisinde üç farklı şehirde on beş bireysel uçuş tecrübem oldu. rüzgarın sayesinde uçtuğum yüksekliğin üzerine çıktığım, havada ampul gibi dakikalarca asılı kaldığım, içimden geldiği gibi çığlık attığım, hatta ve hatta o heyecanla kaza yapıp ağaçlara çarptığım oldu. hepsi, uçmayla alakalı her şey zihnimin en berrak ve en özel köşesinde duruyor...birkaç paragraf süren uçuş betimlemelerini çok iyi anlayabiliyorum özetle. ben yazacak olsam, daha uzun satırlara dökme ihtiyacı hissederdim, uçmak, bu hayatta yaşadığım en özel his çünkü....gözleri dolmuştu. uçmak, bir yerlerden bir yerlere ulaşmak için kanat çırpmaktan ibaret olamaz. bunu bir sivrisinek bile yapabilir!...kör mü bunlar? göremiyorlar mı? uçmayı, gerçek anlamda öğrenmenin yüceliğini kavrayamıyorlar mı?bu alıntının gerçekten neler hissettirebileceğini anlamak için, inanın bana uçmanız gerekiyor...hep diyorum, kitaba geç kalmak diye bir şey yok. olsa olsa sen hazır değilsin okumaya, uçup geliyor bir yerlerden ve buluyor seni bir şekilde.beni buldu.kendine de aşık etti güzel martı jonathan livingston.kesinlikle bir çocuk kitabından fazlası ve kesinlikle gördüğüm her çocuğa önermeyi de yazara borç biliyorum artık.çünkü güzel öğretilerle, onlarca güzel hisle dopdolu bir şey.kitaba dair en güzel notlardan bir diğeri ise richard bach, ödüllü yarış pilotu johnny h. livingston'un yaşamından ilham alarak yazmış bu kitabı...son olarak, yasemin mori'nin oyna isimli şarkısına dinlerseniz okurken, minik bir tebessüm yakalayabilirsiniz!martı... jonathan...

  • Mahsa Tahmasebi
    2018-10-11 13:31

    اول چندتا جمله از کتاب رو مینویسم.برای اغلب مرغان دریایی پرواز اهمیت ندارد، خوردن مهم است.اما برای این یکی خوردن اهمیتی نداشت، پرواز مهم بودجاناتان بیش از هرکار دیگری ، عاشق پرواز بود.اوفهمیده بود این طرز فکر باعث محبوبیت نزد مرغان دیگر نیست.اکنون زندگی مفهومی به جز تقلای یکنواخت درپشت وجلوی قایق ها خواهد داشت. ما میتوانیم خود را از جهل بیرون بکشیم، میتوانیم خودراموجوداتی دارای فضیلت، هوشمندی و مهارت بدانیم. می توانیم آزاد باشیم! می توانیم پرواز یادبگیریم."خب از اینجا به بعد چه میشود؟ ماکجامیرویم؟ آیااصلا بهشتی وجود دارد؟""نه جاناتان. چنین جایی وجود ندارد. بهشت یک مکان نیست، زمان هم نیست. بهشت کامل بودن است"او از چیزهای بسیار ساده حرف می زد.اینکه هرمرغ دریایی حق دارد پرواز کند.اینکه آزادی در فطرت و موجودیت اوست، اینکه هرجیزی مانع این آزادی باشد، بایدکنارگذاشته شود، خواه آیین باشد، یاخرافه، یامحدودیت به هرشکل.کاش میتونستم کمتر از کتاب کپی کنم ولی واقعا نتونستم.این کتاب صفحاتش بسیار کمه، حتا از 100 تایی که نوشته، چون در قطع جیبی هستش، البته من ترجمه زهره زاهدی را خوندم، ولی در هرصورت برای تو اتوبوس مترو و مسیرهای کم عالیه.خیلی باش ارتباط برقرار کردم، چون ترس های زیادی مانع ازخودم بودن میشه. مطمینا هرکسی به یه نحوی باش ارتباط برقرار میکنه چه در سطح فردی چه اجتماعییه جورایی هم یاد "ماهی سیاه کوچولو افتادم". تمام خط های کتاب محدودیت ها و سنت ها و خرافه را به چالش کشیده واطمینان به خود و توانایی در انجام کارها را هم یاد آوری کرده است.

  • Sonia Gomes
    2018-10-07 17:16

    I am so glad, I got to know how other people feel about Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. All these years I was under the impression that some great philosophy and inner meaning had flown past my head, I was one of the very few who had missed it all. Seems I was right, there is no great philosophy. Phew ! I am not a dumb idiot after all.

  • Janice
    2018-09-21 15:18

    Ethan just finished reading this book to the kids, and I had to update my rating from a three to a four. I guess this book just meant more to me right now than it did when I read it in the past. And I think the fact that it is one of Ethan's favorite books and he read it with so much adoration kind of helped it to grow on me. I feel like there is so much going on in both our lives that is exciting, but that personally I have become a little stagnant with where I am going. It is like I have become a regular gull and I am just trying to survive and find something to eat rather than learning how to fly. There was this one line that really touched me and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Jonathon asks an elder seagull, “Is there no such place as heaven?" "No, Jonathon, there is no such place. Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect...You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathon, in the moment that you touch perfect speed...Perfect speed, my son, is being there." It has really made me think about how much of what I do every day I am not really there for. I have gotten into a rut of going through a lot of motions that I do not really experience or enjoy. So one of my resolutions for this coming year is to experience perfect speed, to be there for every moment of my life and the life we are creating for our family. And for the inspiration to do that, I definitely give this short little book four stars.

  • در جستجوی نام خویش
    2018-09-16 11:20

    خیلی رو بود. بعضی جملات جالب بود. ولی داستان خاصی نداشت.من ترجمه "سیده مبینا شاهری" رو خوندم. جالب بود تو مقدمه از خودش تعریف کرده بو. البته ترجمه بد نبود..آنچه را چشم هاست به تو نشان می دهند، باور نکن! تنها چیزی که آن ها نشان می دهند محدودیت است. با آگاهی ات نگاه کن.

  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    2018-09-18 15:31

    مثل هذه الروايات الرمزية يُمكن أن تُرى من عدة جوانب، البعض سيراها من جانب ثوري، والبعض سيراها فلسفية، رأيتها من الجانبين، ويمكن أن يرى أحد جانب مختلف آخر. للوهلة الأولى بعد الانتهاء من الفصل الأول والثاني توارد لذهني مثال الكهف ونظرية أفلاطون عن عالم المثل والمدينة الفاضلة، مع نظرية مادية للزمان والمكان، الطائر الذي أراد أن يرى ما لم يراه الآخرون، عندها سينتقل لمكان مُختلف حيث الجميع متمردين مثلة يريدون رؤية الحقيقة، مدينة فاضلة بمقاييس النورس جوناثان، بعد فترة يعود إليهم ليجعلهم مثله. من هنا يتضح الجانب الديني من بداية تبشير النورس باقي السرب بتعاليمه، وبعد ذهابه عنهم يضل قومه تعاليمه ويقدسوه ويصبحوا أكثر اهتمامًا بالمعرفة عنه بدل معرفته، ويتركوا تعاليمه الذي أتى بها ويهتموا بمعرفة قصصه. لم يضم الكاتب الجزء الرابع من الرواية إليها إلا بعد العام 2013، أي بعد صدور الرواية بثلاثة وأربعين عامًا، والسبب في هذا هو أنه لم يكن يعرف إلى أين ستؤول الأمور وظن أن هذا الجزء من الحماقة والتفاؤل بما يكفي لكي لايضمه. رواية كلاسيكية جيدة وترجمتها على نفس مسواها.

  • Sara Alaee
    2018-10-13 11:43

    جاناتان مرغِ دریایی، داستان پرواز است و رهایی، پریدن و دل بریدن، اوج گرفتن و رسیدن به معنا. یک مرغ دریایی به نام جاناتان برخلاف مرغان دیگر که پرواز را تنها وسیله ای برای زندگی و به دست آوردن غذا می دانند و به حداقل آن چه می توان داشت قانعند، دوست دارد شوق پرواز را تجربه کند؛ شوق رسیدن به کمال نامحدود... پرواز در ذات بال های اوست. او آنقدر تلاش می کند تا سرانجام راز پنهان را می یابد. چشم هایش زیبایی و عشق حقیقی را می بیند. او به یک مرغ دریایی کامل تبدیل می شود و سرانجام آن قدر درخشان و نورانی می شود که دیگر دیده نمی شود..."چه کسی مسئول تر از مرغی است که به مفهوم عالیتر زندگی پی برده و در جست و جوی آن است. برای هزاران سال در تکاپوی یافتن کله ی ماهی بوده ایم. ولی اکنون دلیلی برای زیستن داریم. زیستن به خاطر آموختن، به خاطر اکتشاف، به خاطر رهایی!"

  • Henry Avila
    2018-09-18 11:30

    Ode to the Paper Book: Holding a paper book in yours hands,smelling it ,feeling the pages as you flip them.Touching the cover.Looking back as you pass the bookshelf at an old friend.No, a computer can never replace that!A machine, cold ,impersonal,dead!As long as there are people in this crazy world of ours , the paper book shall survive!-Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a different kind of bird.He would rather fly as high as possible,than catch a fish.Recklessly diving,for fun, he cheats death many times.Of course Jonathan is an outcast who the others shun.Taught by an elder seagull about spiritualism(bird style),J.L.S. reaches gull heaven soon after(no he doesn't die). The seagulls big activity in paradise is to sit on a cliff, contemplating their navels, or wings or something like that(might sound a little strange to humans?).Bored, he begins teaching others. His followers begin calling Jonathan ,Son of the Great Gull, who else? Will he return to his flock back on Earth?And spread,not his wings, but the word?

  • A. Dawes
    2018-10-02 17:25

    I read this first at least three decades ago. At the time I thought it a nice tale, a little light, but with an uplifting message, when most stories were tragic. Rereading it this year, I felt exactly the same. The plot is simple: a seagull wishes to no longer squawk and squabble, but rather soar out in the more pure ocean waters - and teach others in turn to do the same. Like before, the story is a light, uplifting read. I suppose if I were to be critical, I'd say that the whole metaphor is heavy handed and the symbolism throughout is also overtly omnipresent. I think perhaps the story is more a product of its time rather than a true masterpiece. Still, it's nice to see some positivity in literature. The easy read might still impact younger adolescent readers today with regards to self-growth and individual choice.