- Taschenbuch: 112 Seiten
- Verlag: Delta (12. September 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0385334907
- ISBN-13: 978-0385334907
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,9 x 0,8 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 33 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.324.488 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Out of My Mind: The Discovery of Saunders-Vixen (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. September 2000
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f eleven books, including such classic bestsellers as Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, and One, Richard Bach has earned a permanent place in the hearts of readers around the world. His visionary works have shown millions of readers the amazing possibilities of imagination, mind and spirit.
An enthralling flight into the realm of possibility, Out of My Mind shows what happens when Richard Bach sets out to solve the design problems troubling his Piper Cub. He is taken on an unforgettable journey back to 1923 and the creative heyday of a British airplane manufacturer, Saunders-Vixen Aircraft Company, where problems are solved for confused aviators. There, Bach meets Derek Hawthorne, his guide through Saunders-Vixen, and a mysterious young aircraft designer named Laura Bristol who will provide the astonishing answers to his unspoken questions. This profoundly resonant tale remind
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Richard Bach is the author of ten other books: Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, A Gift of Wings, Illusions, There's No Such Place as Far Away, The Bridge Across Forever, One, and Running from Safety.
He has a Web site at www.richardbach.com.
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"But it's such a slim book... do you think that'll matter?"
"No. There's No Such Place was even slimmer, but we got around that with big pictures."
"True. We'll just throw in some big pictures, double-space the type, put wide margins all the way around and put a few blank pages between each chapter. No one will ever know the difference."
Wrong. I knew the difference and did not buy the book. I went to the library and read it for free.
It's okay to write a short story, but one should not put it in book-form. An unknown writer could never have pulled it off, but best-selling author Richard Bach obviously could and did. But bearing the Bach name doesn't make it right to trivialize a book. Books are sacred, possibly the single greatest achievement of humankind. Ideas and teachings hundreds or even thousands of years old are reborn the instant a person opens a book and begins to read. Great thinkers can still reach and inspire us centuries after their deaths. To curl up with a book on a cold winter's night, to arrive at the back cover after a journey of four hundred pages, to close and hold a book in one's lap while still savoring the companionship of the author -- this is what readers expect from a book. Anything less is sacrilegious and profane to those who love books so much as to keep libraries in their homes. For me, Out Of My Mind satisfies none of these criteria.
As far as the story goes, there is really nothing new. A more appropriate title might have been "Out Of Ideas." Was Bach running low on cash? Did he need to make a quick buck? I can't help but get the idea that easy profit was the motivational force behind Out Of My Mind. It is a typical work of Bach-fiction, replete with the same closing of eyes and imagining things are there, 'parallel universes' and 'different spacetimes'. As a reader of dozens of books about theoretical physics over the years, I am always amazed at how loosely Bach employs these very real concepts from Quantum Mechanics and the General Theory Of Relativity to shape his stories. It is only a work of fiction, of course, and I guess one shouldn't take the details too seriously, but when I close my eyes I see all those credulous Richard Bach fans practicing their deep-breathing, trying in vain to be wafted over to Saunders Vixen Aircraft Company, somewhere over in another England in another time. Well, God give them wisdom that have it; And those that are fools, let them use their talents. So sayeth William Shakespeare, four hundred years ago.
However, this is also not a very good book. It is dissapointing to me not just because I have loved Bach's books until now, but more because the idea, the story, had the potential to be VERY good. Once I was 10 pages into it, I expected great things the same way I found great things when Bach touched on a similar idea in One (when Richard and Leslie meet Tink and the others at the idea factory). When the book ended, I felt like the story was just in the beginning stages, and that was dissapointing.
Bach's books have never been based on action, from my perspective. Rather, the great parts have been driven by the ideas that inspire the action that is there. Unfortunately, it seems as though he tries to do the opposite here and when he ran out of action, the book ended. Those who have read the book are justifiably saddened to have missed the rest of the story.
That said, there was an excellent line in the book, one that was almost an aside, but one that I think every Bach fan can relate to and knows is the true theme of his stories (if there is in fact just one). Bach says he has long ago decided there is no such thing as "just my imagination." He understands that imagination is a wonderful tool for solving problems and discovering truth. He also understands (or so I believe) that imagination is a difficult thing to describe to someone else. I can't tell you the number of times I've been unable to explain to someone what I've thought about when my mind has been drifting, even though I know it's terribly important.
If this book is truly a failure, it is not a failure of Bach's imagination, nor, I think, his intent. I simply believe that in this instance, for whatever reason, his skill at describing his imagination was not up to the task.
I have had the book on pre-order for months, it seems. Once I got it, it took me perhaps an hour to read it, cover to cover, and I'm not an exceptionally fast reader. After I finished it, I had an empty feeling -- like I had just read the introduction to a very interesting story. Characters were introduced that we never really about again (Blaine). Situations were setup that didn't *go* anywhere (Laura Bristol & her problem). We were introduced to airplanes that we never really got to know (like we got to know Daisy in _Running_). So many great ideas & thoughts, truly befitting Richard Bach, that were glossed over; never really explored. I wish that Richard had spent the same effort on _Out Of My Mind_ that he put into _Bridge_ or _One_ or _Running_.
This book is a great start, but ultimately I found myself wondering: Is this the first book in a series, or what? Very frustrating & disappointing.
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