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I finally finished reading The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach. This story is a fictionalized account of the man searching for and finding his soul mate.

It’s an interesting treatise on relationships and overcoming fear as an impediment to happiness. As told from his side, it seems extremely reasonable. The assumptions are put in place such that the entire theory is plausible. That’s the first problem. The man operates upon the theory that there is a soulmate for everyone and that the search for that person should be all consuming. It gets crazier from there.
This book is not really a lovestory but rather Richard Bach expounding some of his theories on how life should be lived. Some of his revelations hit me like a blow, a moment of truth so profound I was stunned. Others were just plain weird and easily dismissed. The funny part is that at this moment I can remember the weird stuff better than the pieces that felt like truth.

That sums it up pretty well. Other than the bizarre moments (the woman reveals that her soulmate disagreed with her on some issues so he “changed”), it was rather forgettable.

Originally published at my blog. You can comment here or there.


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