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And–for the more academic types among you ; –it epitomizes a host of ideas distilled in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. But there is probably one thing that was definitely in the original German. Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende was a German writer of fantasy and children’s literature. In the first part of Die unendliche Geschichte , the main emphasis seems to be mostly on the absolute importance and necessity of fantasy and imagination and how the lack thereof is detrimental to not only the realms of Fantastica, but also to the real world to reality. I can’t wait for when my son is old enough to read it, and I get to share it with him. For me, the different fonts are not only an ingenious plot and narrative device, they also represent the separation of fantasy and reality.

That familiar bit of story is just as good now as it was then – and the end, when Bastian finds that happiness lies in loving others, is a great point, after all. The childlike empress will succumb to her illness and with her all of Fantastica, unless a human being can enter Fantastica and give the empress a new name humans used to regularly find their way to the realms of fantasy, but they are seemingly losing this ability, or are perhaps unwilling or afraid to make use of it. But there is probably one thing that was definitely in the original German. View all 4 comments. Atreju takes over the responsibility of finishing all of the stories that had been started by Bastian, and it is this which liberates Bastian, allowing his return to reality and to sanity and memory. The second half of the book is terrible, following a thoroughly unlikeable character as he does absolutely nothing but display what an arrogant douchebag that he is for all the world to see. I know I was.

And make notes of important mistakes in the Bulgarian translation. I could just read it again, for myself!

Read this to my daughter recently. But Atreju farz something Bastian didn’t – full support of people around him, even being named Atreju, meaning, son of all. Therefore I read it aloud to my children before letting them watch the movie, and I discovered so many layers in it that had escaped me as a child, and I enjoyed it even more.

What an amazing story! This is one of the best books I have read when I was a kid. July – The Neverending Story 1 3 Dec 18, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. One of my favorite books of all time; this one is definitely closest to my heart. There are a lot of omline bits that didn’t make it to the screen at least in the first movie — my vague memories of the sequel include some of the second-half stuff, but I was disgusted by that one in the theater in X and I’m not about to watch it again though my wife might want to, since she had a huge crush on Jonathan Brandis RIP.


I do look back at my complaints and wonder if these wouldn’t be precisely the things I might have loved had I read it when I was youthful and less of a fnde, old, dead-souled slave of Xayide what do you think parents?

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Si ha il potere su di loro. Bastian painfully learns the hard way that it is not about spontaneously following your own whims, but about reflecting on what your true wishes are. But it’s okay to imagine. View all 6 comments. I kept telling my wife “Most of the movie has happened.

And this too is a long and difficult adventure. Dolby 70 mm 6-Track DTS 5. This book can be divided in two parts: Ende claimed, “It is for this child in me, and in all of us, that I tell my stories,” and that “[my books are] for any child between 80 and 8 years” qtd.

But when I am gifted such magic, I will gladly take it and realize it for the priceless treasure that it surely is. This is so true though not easy to understand. I wonder how much was lost in translation, though. Although it is more than 25 years since I last read it, I still remember scenes of the story, dialogues, lonely Bastian, Arteiyu and Fantastica.

The Neverending Story

Looking back, this book might have been the culprit of me falling in love with books, up until that time I had always liked and enjoyed reading, but I believe it was that summer, with The Neverending Story that I truly fell in love with reading. There is also a healthy imparting of lessons about introspection and following your dreams while remembering who you are and where you came from got some depth for the young readers.

Michael Ende definitely crafted something special here. It gets two stars, which is probably one more than it deserves, but hey, nostalgia is a powerful thing. Die unendliche Geschichte The Neverending Story therefore demonstrates and demonstrates this clearly and shiningly how the interaction and interplay of fantasy and reality, of Fantastica and humanity only succeeds if one strives to use fantasy and imagination to improve reality, and that because Bastian is unable to love either the world or himself, he uses fantasy not to improve reality, but to escape from it to even destroy it perhaps.


And boy was I disappointed. Additionally, this book is not very well written. At the same time, a werewolf is hunting down Atreju View all 3 comments. Full Cast and Crew. I felt again like a child, hidden in an attic, like Bastian, reading a story but also feeling and living it on my skin. He literally does it like forty times over the course of the book. It made me look for my truest wish: In conclusion, though The Neverending Story movie will always have a special place in my heart, the book it was based on is better left forgotten.

We all should have seen it coming.

Apr 17, Leo. Bastian himself goes to Mr. Mirna preporuka za sve od 7 do godina: Who Framed Roger Rabbit I absolutely love it.

If we do the work, he gives us a very rich world to run around in And, masterfully, this is actually the plot of the book.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this book, it really is lovely for the most part, I just think that there is a little less magic in it for those adult readers.

For me Ende should have stopped there and wrapped it up.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

While Bastien is indecisive, timid, fragile and shy, Atreju is confident, determined and he doesn’t hesitate. His povezte What an amazing story! La Storia Infinita parla di un altro mondo, Fantasia, dove una piaga si sta diffondendo rapidamente, il Nulla. Dejemos elegir al amor. And the imagination and books are the only safe harbor he has.

But the journey snde her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. What the hell is going to be in the second half? The Neverending Story is a splendid and brilliant story, full of adventure, magic, strength, perseverance, loyalty, self-improvement and self-fulfillment.