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Book Title: Biplane|
The author of the book: Richard Bach
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Date of issue: June 26th 2012
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This book changed my life. That sounds kind of dramatic, and I don't know that this is a book that typically does that for people, but it totally did for me.
I went through a big Richard Bach phase in high school, and I read everything of his that I could get my hands on. And most of it I enjoyed, and most of it made me think about things in a different way, and most of it made me feel more hopeful about things, which is something I needed at the time. But this one opened up a whole new world for me.
I flew a LOT as a child. My family lived in England for four years, and we flew back to the States twice a year to spend time with my grandparents--one set in Texas and one set in California. So you'd think I would have gotten used to planes, but I hadn't. I hated flying--I was worried about crashing, I hated the smell, I got airsick, I was cramped and uncomfortable...I was miserable every time I was forced to get on a plane, which was way, way, way too often for my liking. But reading this book actually changed my view.
In Biplane, Bach basically flies across the country, dreaming of landing in the fields of 1929 and offering folks ten minute rides around their towns in his old biplane, sleeping under the wing, and the next morning flying to another town and doing it all over again. The biplane is his time machine and as he moves from place to place, Bach looks back into his own past--the other planes he's flown, the pilots he's flown with, his love of flight itself, all while getting to know the biplane. It's a quiet book. But somehow Bach manages to capture all the magic and adventure and romance of flight--he makes it seem like such an amazing, beautiful, freeing thing.
And so the next time I got on a plane after reading it, I found that my focus had shifted, and now I absolutely LOVE flying. I press my face up against the window at take-off and landing and periodically in between. Turbulence makes my heart beat faster, but in a GOOD way. I've actually thought about taking flying lessons one day.
I've only read this book the one time, and I'm not sure if I would feel the same way about it were I to read it again now, as an adult. But it's always going to hold a very special place in my heart for opening up the skies to me. Totally cheesy, but true!
Update: I decided to finally reread this in anticipation of my first flying lesson next weekend (sooooo excited!), and yep! I still love it just as much now as I did when I first read it in high school.
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Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.
With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator-author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to readers.
His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach's journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, which incorporates Bach's real-life plane crash.
In October 2014, the never-before-published Part Four to Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published.
Readers can find more about Richard and his work at www.richardbach.com
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