A quick read, thought provoking and intriguing. However, it's a tired parable, and perhaps i'm just too logical and analytically-minded to really appreciate the truly unbelievable parts. I do think that Richard Bach could teach Ekhart Tolle (see "The Power of Now") how to really impart one's beliefs on a waiting audience. Storytelling...at the least, I can enjoy it for the plot, even if I don't buy the imagery. Take that, new age self-help authors!!