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E »Kindliche Kaiserin« zu retten Nach zahllosen Abenteuern auf dem Weg zu sich selbst der von fantastischen Gestalten und mystischen Erkenntnissen gesäumt ist löst Bastian mit Hilfe des »Wahren Willens« nicht nur seine Aufgabe ihm gelingt auch die Rückkehr in die Realität die er nun bewältigen kann. I loved most of what I read yet I’m stopping on page 352; I just can’t continue And you know I’m not entirely sure why I can’t continue – I just know that I can’t But I have a theoryHaving loved the movie version of this in my youth the whole story is etched into the part of my psyche that deals with childhood; that time when so much is new; where much in the world is observed through an inner wonder of the mind and a stirring of the soul a magical state by adult standards Freud may have been a kook with some of his beliefs but psychologists today with all their studies and time tested proofs and technology measuring brainwaves chemicals etc now heavily emphasize the impact our childhood has on our adult self And “self” is everythingMuch of what I read captured me putting me in a state in which I was accessing stirred up feelings through a strange inner memory that I’m incapable of generating even partly on my own without help as an adult The inability to directly replicate the magical feelings that used to be a normal part of our existence as children yet somehow being aware of them in some odd way now is in part I think why our childhood has the power to affect us so greatly Even though past thought processes can’t be fully realized our greater psyche has a keen memory of them it knows exactly what once existed And sometimes we can reinvigorate hints of what we felt during parts of youth through songs pictures books and movies; and if it’s something that was specifically wonderful to us as children all the magical and powerful our hint of feeling now will be if triggered properlyI hadn’t seen the movie in many years; not since youth in fact So reading this swept me into that childlike place of consciousness where everything is awash in wonder Each piece of familiarity was somewhat cognizant yes; I knew I had experienced these scenes before through the movie; but the feelings they evoked were wonderfully vague and surreal; awakening reminding some part of my inner self how the world seemed when newness and innocence ruled the day; an encompassing sense of past magicThe movie version is completed at the book’s halfway point so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that that was when my captivation vanished The book is very well written and fantasy fans are sure to completely dig it; it’s a smart engaging book with important themes But its strong pull left me and I was unable to continue in the same state of enthrallment and wonderment Just like now as an adult I can never truly feel like a complete child again I can only hope to get dashes of that former self and can only do so in rare circumstancesBut when I am gifted such magic I will gladly take it and realize it for the priceless treasure that it surely is Naturheilpraxis Heute: Lehrbuch Und Atlas ist löst Bastian mit Hilfe des »Wahren Willens« nicht nur seine Aufgabe 45 Naturheilverfahren - fit für die Heilpraktikerprüfung nach den neuen Prüfungsleitlinien ihm gelingt auch die Rückkehr The Year of the Three-Legged Deer in die Realität die er nun bewältigen kann. 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Der zehnjährige dickliche Bastian Balthasar Bux flüchtet sich vor den Nachstellungen der Schulkameraden in ein Antiuariat wo ihn der Beginn eines Buches fasziniert dessen Titel immer währendes Träumen verspricht Bastian entwendet Die unendliche Geschichte und verliert sich auf dem Schulspeicher immer me. One of my favorite books of all time; this one is definitely closest to my heart I've certainly read it than any other Ender's Game being a close second Which is interesting because it's almost nothing like any of my other favorites besides maybe Watership Down Maybe it's because it's the first main character I was able to truly identify with Or maybe because Bastian does what I had always dreamed of as a child since the day I started reading to enter inside a book to turn my imagination into reality And what is this book if not the most beautiful ode to imagination and story tellingThe first time I read this I was probably about 11 or 12 and it was after seeing The Neverending Story II in the theater Till that moment I had never known The Neverending Story was a book and just happened to notice this in the credits Thank god I did The fact that it led me to the book is probably the only redeeming factor of that film I read the book all in one day from morning till night with nothing but the same lunch Bastian packed for himself in the movie I may have cheated later on at night It's tough when you're not actually hiding in the attic of your school but lounging on your bed And I've probably read it at least once a year since then Even as an adult am I really one of those now I still love being transported to this world and I think it's a testament to the power of this book that it can still take me there From Atreyu's uest to Bastian coming to fantastica to their travels and adventures and Bastian's eventual journey home I'm with them the whole way A secret part of me still hopes that the Childlike Empress will appear before me and that I can join Bastian and Atreyu for real in fantastica Till then the book and my imagination will have to do For anyone who loves reading through and through and who still has that sense of childhood wonder inside of them please read this book Waiting for the Rainbow in ein Antiuariat wo Der Talisman Des Rosenkreuzers Roman ihn der Beginn eines Buches fasziniert dessen Titel Oi! 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Hr in deren Lektüre Die zunehmende Identifikation mit dem Helden Atréju ermöglicht ihm den Eintritt in die »Anderswelt« in der er zum entscheidenden Protagonisten wird Als Grenzgänger aus der Menschenwelt kommt ihm die Aufgabe zu das vom »Nichts« bedrohte Phantásien und mit ihm dessen sterbenskrank. долу и на български но по прибрано ;The first and still most luminous story that urged me to stop running away from my life into books and start weaving books back into my life If this sounds too abstract consider the Human Library a child of The Neverending Story a sister of MoonchildThis book made me polish my German enough to read it in the original And make notes of important mistakes in the Bulgarian translation ;It made me itch to create a MUSH where no two lands of Fantastica ever stay in the same place so good luck with making your way from point A to point B D and the Temple of a Thousand Doors prods you to ponder Who am I and you get to help Atreyu with completing at least a few of those stories started by Bastian and you meet others others like you like me like usIt made me look for my truest wish the one that doesn't go away and doesn't throw the past away unless it's truly time to let go and move onIt made me who I am along with A Reuiem for Homo Sapiens and The Last Unicorn than any other bookAnd for the academic types among you ; it epitomizes a host of ideas distilled in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Първата – и все още най ярката – история която ме насърчи да спра да бягам от живота си в книгите и да започна да ги вплитам обратно в негоВ Човешката библиотека съм събрал най насърчаващите откъсиДобавка от 16012016 При този пореден мисля девети препрочит си дадох сметка че „Приказка без край“ е и най ярката илюстрация на идеите дестилирани в The Encylcopedia of Fantasy Das Urantia Buch in deren Lektüre Die zunehmende Identifikation mit dem Helden Atréju ermöglicht Zoo ihm den Eintritt Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking & Travelling in Singapore and Malasia in die »Anderswelt« The Web and The Wing in der er zum entscheidenden Protagonisten wird Als Grenzgänger aus der Menschenwelt kommt The Web and The Wing ihm die Aufgabe zu das vom »Nichts« bedrohte Phantásien und mit Vernon Downs ihm dessen sterbenskrank. долу и на български но по прибрано ;The first and still most luminous story that urged me to stop running away from my life An Alpha's Trust into books and start weaving books back Yahweh's Wife: Sex in the Evolution of Monotheism : A Study of Yahweh, Asherah, Ritual Sodomy and Temple Prostitution (Woman in History) into my life If this sounds too abstract consider the Human Library a child of The Neverending Story a sister of MoonchildThis book made me polish my German enough to read The Love Child's Mother it Shrouded Memory in the original And make notes of The Gypsy's Song (Destiny's Consent) important mistakes Titanic Lessons for It Projects in the Bulgarian translation ;It made me Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed: Texts Translated and Edited with Introductions itch to create a MUSH where no two lands of Fantastica ever stay Dragon Age (Dragon Age 1) in the same place so good luck with making your way from point A to point B D and the Temple of a Thousand Doors prods you to ponder Who am I and you get to help Atreyu with completing at least a few of those stories started by Bastian and you meet others others like you like me like usIt made me look for my truest wish the one that doesn't go away and doesn't throw the past away unless Origins Rising it's truly time to let go and move onIt made me who I am along with A Reuiem for Homo Sapiens and The Last Unicorn than any other bookAnd for the academic types among you ; Keteknikan Videografi: Membuat Film Pendek dan Video Iklan untuk SMK Semester 1 it epitomizes a host of Beware a Scots Revenge (School for Heiresses, ideas distilled Humor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Първата – и все още най ярката – история която ме насърчи да спра да бягам от живота си в книгите и да започна да ги вплитам обратно в негоВ Човешката библиотека съм събрал най насърчаващите откъсиДобавка от 16012016 При този пореден мисля девети препрочит си дадох сметка че „Приказка без край“ е и най ярката илюстрация на идеите дестилирани в The Encylcopedia of Fantasy


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  1. says:

    One of my favorite books of all time; this one is definitely closest to my heart I've certainly read it than any other Ender's Game being a close second Which is interesting because it's almost nothing like any of my other favorites besides maybe Watership Down Maybe it's because it's the first main character I was able to truly identify with Or maybe because Bastian does what I had always dreamed of as a child since the day I started reading to enter inside a book to turn my imagination into reality And what is this book if not the most beautiful ode to imagination and story telling?The first time I read this I was probably about 11 or 12 and it was after seeing The Neverending Story II in the theater Till that moment I had never known The Neverending Story was a book and just happened to notice this in the credits Thank god I did The fact that it led me to the book is probably the only redeeming factor of that film I read the book all in one day from morning till night with nothing but the same lunch Bastian packed for himself in the movie I may have cheated later on at night It's tough when you're not actually hiding in the attic of your school but lounging on your bed And I've probably read it at least once a year since then Even as an adult am I really one of those now??? I still love being transported to this world and I think it's a testament to the power of this book that it can still take me there From Atreyu's uest to Bastian coming to fantastica to their travels and adventures and Bastian's eventual journey home I'm with them the whole way A secret part of me still hopes that the Childlike Empress will appear before me and that I can join Bastian and Atreyu for real in fantastica Till then the book and my imagination will have to do For anyone who loves reading through and through and who still has that sense of childhood wonder inside of them please read this book


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    Read this to my daughter recently A very mixed bagFirst off I should say that although the book was written in 1979 it reads as though it were written in 1939 The translator has consistently reached for the most complicatedhigh falutin' word available and as a result the child's book ends up unreadableincomprehensible to many modern kids I'm not one for dumbing down but this goes the other way pointlesslyI saw the film around the time it came out years ago The book seems to reach the end of the film by about half way through That first half is cleverly done with a good idea about binding the reader and the adventure together in a 'meta' way that works out really well The pacing is ok the imagination great chaotic but goodFor me Ende should have stopped there and wrapped it upThe second half of the book feels never ending It's a slow overdone meander through a fairly arbitrary world and the 8 year old I was reading it to we finished the book on her 9th birthday was like me less than gripped We soldiered on and on and onEventually the massively drawn out moral lesson reconstruction of our hero's personality completes and the final scenes of reunion are uite touching and upliftingSo the first half was a 4 for me the second half a 2 Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes


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    Die Unendliche Geschichte The Never Ending Story Michael Ende The Neverending Story is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende first published in 1979 An English translation by Ralph Manheim was first published in 1983 The novel was later adapted into several films The book centers on a boy Bastian Balthazar Bux a overweight and strange child who is neglected by his father after the death of Bastian's mother While escaping from some bullies Bastian bursts into the antiuarian book store of Carl Conrad Coreander where he finds his interest held by a book called The Neverending Story Unable to resist he steals the book and hides in his school's attic where he begins to read تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و سوم ماه سپتامبر سال 2009میلادیعنوان داستان بی پایان؛ نویسنده میکائیل انده؛ مترجم شیرین بنی احمد؛ تهران، نشر روز، 1368؛ در 603ص، مصور، چاپ دیگر تهران، نشر چشمه، کتاب ونوشه؛ 1385؛ در 578ص؛ شابک 9789645571304؛ موضوع داستانهای خیال انگیز از نویسندگان آلمانی سده 20مآدمهائی وجود دارند که هرگز نمیتوانند به سرزمین رویاها بروندرمان خیال‌پردازی «آلمانی» است، که توسط «میشائل میکائیل انده»، نگاشته شده، و در سال 1979میلادی در «آلمان» انتشار یافته‌ است؛ تا کنون چندین فیلم از این داستان اقتباس شده؛ داستان کتاب در دنیای رؤیاها، رخ می‌دهند؛ دنیای رؤیاها، که به موازات دنیای حقیقی وجود دارد، در حال نابودی توسط «هیچ» است؛ نخستین قهرمان داستان پسری است، که از سوی «ملکه»، مأموریت یافته،‌ تا دنیای رؤیاها را، نجات دهد؛ دومین قهرمان، پسری از دنیای حقیقی است، که کتابی را با همین نام در دست دارد، و داستان به تدریج برایش شکلی حقیقی به خود می‌گیرد؛ «باستیان بالتازار بوکس»، با مردی ملاقات می‌کند، که صاحب یک کتابفروشی قدیمی است؛ او کتابی را از این کتاب فروشی می‌دزدد، شروع به مطالعه‌ اش میکند، و به آرامی به بخشی از آن تبدیل می‌شود؛ داستان کتاب، از آنجایی آغاز می‌شود، که «دنیای رؤیاها» با خطری جدی مواجه شده‌ است؛ «هیچ یا پوچی» به آرامی همه جا را فرا می‌گیرد؛ «ملکه»ی بی‌آلایش، که خود نیز به سختی بیمار است، جنگجویی به نام «آتریو»، از نژاد سبز پوستان را، برای پیدا کردن راه علاجی، به دنبال جستجوی بزرگ می‌فرستد؛ «آتریو» بسیار شجاع است، و با وجود اینکه هم سن و سال «باستیان» است، همانند مردان فکر می‌کند؛ «آتریو» در جستجوی خود، با شخصیت‌های گوناگونی همانند «مورلای کهنسال»، دو کوتوله به نام‌های اورگل و انگیووک اویولالا، و همچنین یک اژدهای بخت به نام «فوخور»، مواجه می‌شود؛ «فوخور» که «آتریو» او را از دام «ایگرامولِ بی‌شمار» نجات داده‌ است، تا پایان سفر به همراه «آتریو» میماند و کمکش می‌کند؛در طول سفر، «آتریو» متوجه می‌شود که برای نجات «دنیای رؤیاها» باید نام جدیدی به «ملکه ی بی‌آلایش» داده شود، و این کار تنها از عهده ی فرزند انسان برمی‌آید؛ «باستیان» با دادن نام «فرزند آفتاب»، به «دنیای رؤیاها» که تقریباً نابود شده‌، وارد میشود، و «ملکه بی‌آلایش» از او می‌خواهد، تا «دنیای رؤیاها» را، دوباره و با یاری خیال خویش از نو بسازد؛ «باستیان» با کمک گردنبند «آرین»، که به او قدرتی می‌دهد تا به وسیله ی آرزوهای خود، هر آنچه را اراده می‌کند، در «سرزمین رؤیاها» به انجام رساند، «سرزمین رؤیاها» را کاوش کرده، از میان «گوپ»، خلنگزار رنگ‌ها می‌گذرد، با «گزائید جادوگر» مبارزه می‌کند، و در طول این ماجراها با «آتریو» دوست می‌شود؛ اما به مرور زمان «گزائید»، «باستیان» را خام کرده، او را وامیدارد، تا رؤیای پادشاهی «دنیای رؤیاها» را در سر بپروراند، او تا آنجا پیش می‌رود، که در جنگی نابرابر به روی «آتریو» شمشیر کشیده، و او را زخمی می‌کند؛هر بار که یکی از آرزوهای «باستیان» به حقیقت می‌پیونند، او یکی از خاطراتش را در دنیای حقیقی فراموش، و از یاد می‌برد؛ هنگامی که تقریباً خاطره‌ ای برایش باقی نمانده، به معنای راستین، مأموریتی که باید توسط «آرین» به انجام برساند، پی می‌برد؛ «آتریو» و «فوخور» به کمک «باستیان» آمده، و سرانجام او موفق می‌شود، که به دنیای حقیقی بازگردد؛هنگامی که «باستیان» به دنیای حقیقی بازمی‌گردد، کتاب ناپدید شده‌ است؛ «باستیان» سعی می‌کند که با صاحب کتاب فروشی، آقای «کورِآندر» صحبت کرده، توضیح دهد، که کتاب چگونه ناپدید شده‌ است، و با تعجب درمی‌یابد که صاحب کتاب فروشی، به داستان او علاقمند است؛ کتاب با این جملات پایان می‌یابد «باستیان بالتازار بوکس، اگر اشتباه نکنم تو به بعضی‌ها راه ورود به سرزمین رؤیاها را نشان خواهی داد تا از آب چشمه ی زندگانی برای ما ارمغان بیاورند» آقای «کورآندر» اشتباه نمی‌کرد؛ ولی این داستان دیگری است که بعدها بازگو خواهیم کردتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 17061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی


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    Although I have read this book than twenty times I have until now never actually written a longer and involved review for Michael Ende's utterly amazing The Neverending Story I have also never read it in English I first read it in German in the early 80s I believe and I have reread it regularly over the years Die unendliche Geschichte is thus truly one of my all time favourite German children's literature books I loveadore everything about this novel including the ingenious way the chapters are arranged as well as the different colour fonts red for reality blue for Fantastica or Phantásien in German For me the different fonts are not only an ingenious plot and narrative device they also represent the separation of fantasy and reality However the fantastical first letters of each of the 26 chapters representing the 26 letters of the alphabet are all at least in my own copy of the book presented in the same reddish font as the parts of the story that take place in the real world even for those chapters based wholly and entirely in Fantastica; this shows on a visual level that while fantasy and reality might be separate spheres and different from one another they are nevertheless forever linkedI remember when we were reading this very novel in the Children's Literature Group than a few years ago one of my GR friends Kirei asked if the story actually ever did end And I have to admit that when I first read Die unendliche Geschichte as a teenager I kept searching for other novels by the Michael Ende about Fantastica as he was always hinting at precisely that eventuality but that is another story until I finally realised that this was just a plot device At first this bothered me a bit I actually felt a wee bit cheated But then I realised how ingenious this particular plot device was and is It solidifies Michael Ende's belief that every book is a neverending story and that books engender other stories and so on and so on Further for a reader who might become somewhat nervous and apprehensive when reading exciting or frightening tales the fact that the author claims that there will be future tales of Fantastica gives a comforting but spoiler less reassurance that Fantastica will survive that the nothing the emptiness will not succeed in utterly destroying fantasy and the realms of the fantasticalIn 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 While the story is never openly didactic it does possess an obvious message against pure materialism and the disallowance and discrediting of fantasy and imagination 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 And while Bastian does in fact possess said fantasy and imagination he is also at first too unsure of himself to give the empress the name he has created for her moon child Indeed the empress must resort to trickery and subterfuge in order to persuade Bastian to finally utter her name to stop the nothing and to himself become part of the world of Fantastica to enter into the latter's realmIn the second part of the story Bastian is then given the opportunity and the task to use the power of his own imagination his own wishes and desires to reconstruct Fantastica At first it seems that there are no limits imposed; in fact the empress actually tells Bastian that he should do what he wishes what he wants There are essential internal limits though namely that Bastian's main responsibility his main goal is to find the nature of his one true his dearest desire which is something that Bastian only learns slowly bit by bit And it rapidly becomes apparent that Bastian's desires to be strong and courageous of wanting to change his outward appearance are not only not his actual true wishes they portray that Bastian at this time only uses imagination and fantasy as an escape from a world from a reality that he does not like very much a world where he can neither love nor be and feel loved Bastian thus does not truly reconstruct Fantastica by creating new realms of fantasy he uses these mostly to escape from both reality and his own personality In fact Bastian actually becomes majorly dictatorial even attempting to usurp power from the childlike empress Luckily for him this proves unsuccessful and faced with the loss of his memories Bastian finally realises that his dearest wish is to love himself to be able to love that without love there truly is absolutely nothingDie 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 This fault this main problematic issue causes Bastian to almost become permanently stranded in Fantastica which might at first not seem such a bad result except that becoming stranded in Fantastica also means losing one's memories losing one's soul and sanity In the end it is almost too late for Bastian and basically even though he has realised what his greatest desire is love it is only Atreju's friendship which allows Bastian to regain all of his memories and be allowed to return with new vigour and with enlightenment to the real world 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 memoryWith Bastian's return we also notice that Bastian has not only learned how to love and also allowed his father to love again he has also learned to take responsibility for his actions Bastian himself goes to Mr Coreander to tell him about taking the book he does not rely on his father to do this although his father does indeed offer Thus the main point of Die unendliche Geschichte at least for me personally is and always will be that imagination and fantasy are essential for life and happiness but that they must also not be used as an escape mechanism as a bandaid type of solution they should they must be utilised in a responsible moderate temperate manner They are to be used as a tool an enjoyable tool but a tool nevertheless as a method of allowing fantasy and reality to exist together in friendship and harmony And as such Michael Ende's The Neverending Story also harkens back very strongly and stridently to the German Enlightenment to the era of the Aufkläriung where part of the main thematics was a striving for moderation for the middle road for a combination of reality and fantasy with reality being enhanced with and by fantasy and fantasy being tempered with and by reality and realism Michael Ende is therefore both an acolyte and a shining mirror image of one of my favourite German Enlightenment authors Christoph Martin Wieland whose work always strives for a combination of fantasy and reality for moderation and a rejection of any form of extremism including idealism; everything must be moderate and centrist


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    Re Read 41020After yet another re read I've come to a simple conclusion I decided to write fiction because I loved this story so much I figured it out as a kid when I saw this movie for the first timeSo why is that? Because every work of fiction is a collaboration between the writer and the reader In this case it's between a reader and the written word and the actual reader of both and the uber reader all of whom include each one of us create this world anewWe are the Neverending StorySo what does this mean when it comes to the second half of the tale where wishes remove memories? Is it a magic conseuence rule? Or is it just another metaphor for growing old forgetting about our youth and creativity?I tend to think it is the hard rule of death Generations pass and stories pass out of memory Sometimes they don't but most of the time they doAnd this is why it's all the important to keep the dream alive Keep the STORIES aliveOriginal ReviewLike many people of my generation I loved the film adaptation the first not the second thank you and never realized that it had come from a book until a number of years later In fact I read it the first time in '07 and not only was I delighted at how imaginative it was but I was also flabbergasted joyfully so that it lived up to its nameIt's uick reading by any standard but so deliciously dense in imagery mythology and an engrossing plot that I swore that if I had any children this would be a staple of their dietNow that I have a little girl I'm just too anxious to start reading it to her I really can't sit still I keep picking up the book and going Is she old enough yet? Is she? Is she? Then I set down the book and tear out my metaphorical hair and let out a forlorn cry Then I get a fantastic ideaI could just read it again for myselfThen everything is right with the world again and I'm able to write a new review This is easily one of my favorite tales everAn extra goodie April had a great review that forced me to think and respond in I hope a comprehensible way Check it out April's Review


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    долу и на български но по прибрано ;The first and still most luminous story that urged me to stop running away from my life into books and start weaving books back into my life If this sounds too abstract consider the Human Library a child of The Neverending Story a sister of MoonchildThis book made me polish my German enough to read it in the original And make notes of important mistakes in the Bulgarian translation ;It made me itch to create a MUSH where no two lands of Fantastica ever stay in the same place so good luck with making your way from point A to point B D and the Temple of a Thousand Doors prods you to ponder Who am I? and you get to help Atreyu with completing at least a few of those stories started by Bastian and you meet others others like you like me like usIt made me look for my truest wish the one that doesn't go away and doesn't throw the past away unless it's truly time to let go and move onIt made me who I am along with A Reuiem for Homo Sapiens and The Last Unicorn than any other bookAnd for the academic types among you ; it epitomizes a host of ideas distilled in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Първата – и все още най ярката – история която ме насърчи да спра да бягам от живота си в книгите и да започна да ги вплитам обратно в негоВ Човешката библиотека съм събрал най насърчаващите откъсиДобавка от 16012016 При този пореден мисля девети препрочит си дадох сметка че „Приказка без край“ е и най ярката илюстрация на идеите дестилирани в The Encylcopedia of Fantasy


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    I loved most of what I read yet I’m stopping on page 352; I just can’t continue And you know I’m not entirely sure why I can’t continue – I just know that I can’t But I have a theoryHaving loved the movie version of this in my youth the whole story is etched into the part of my psyche that deals with childhood; that time when so much is new; where much in the world is observed through an inner wonder of the mind and a stirring of the soul a magical state by adult standards Freud may have been a kook with some of his beliefs but psychologists today with all their studies and time tested proofs and technology measuring brainwaves chemicals etc now heavily emphasize the impact our childhood has on our adult self And “self” is everythingMuch of what I read captured me putting me in a state in which I was accessing stirred up feelings through a strange inner memory that I’m incapable of generating even partly on my own without help as an adult The inability to directly replicate the magical feelings that used to be a normal part of our existence as children yet somehow being aware of them in some odd way now is in part I think why our childhood has the power to affect us so greatly Even though past thought processes can’t be fully realized our greater psyche has a keen memory of them it knows exactly what once existed And sometimes we can reinvigorate hints of what we felt during parts of youth through songs pictures books and movies; and if it’s something that was specifically wonderful to us as children all the magical and powerful our hint of feeling now will be if triggered properlyI hadn’t seen the movie in many years; not since youth in fact So reading this swept me into that childlike place of consciousness where everything is awash in wonder Each piece of familiarity was somewhat cognizant yes; I knew I had experienced these scenes before through the movie; but the feelings they evoked were wonderfully vague and surreal; awakening reminding some part of my inner self how the world seemed when newness and innocence ruled the day; an encompassing sense of past magicThe movie version is completed at the book’s halfway point so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that that was when my captivation vanished The book is very well written and fantasy fans are sure to completely dig it; it’s a smart engaging book with important themes But its strong pull left me and I was unable to continue in the same state of enthrallment and wonderment Just like now as an adult I can never truly feel like a complete child again I can only hope to get dashes of that former self and can only do so in rare circumstancesBut when I am gifted such magic I will gladly take it and realize it for the priceless treasure that it surely is


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    I liked the movie better than the book I do love how all the chapters started with the alphabet Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾


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    I didn't read this as a kid I read it for the first time at 27 It has a lot of tropes I don't care for but they were done really well I thought the first half was really whimsical and sweet but I really struggled through the second half Overall it wasn't the story for me but I think I would have loved it as kid so I'll save it to read to my kids


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    The Nothing is devouring Fantastica bit by bit and The Childlike Empress tasks Atreyu with stopping it Meanwhile holed up in his school's attic Bastian Balthazar Bux reads a purlorned book and soon finds himself pulled into The Neverending StoryNot too long ago I bought my wife tickets to see the rerelease of The Dark Crystal in the theater and we got to talking about fantasy movies from the 1980s which lead to rewatching The Neverending Story Days after that I found this book in the used bookstore I always go to and decided to give it a readIf you've ever seen the movie the first 45% of the book is 99% of the movie with the standard book to movie tweaks expunged parts etc Fantastica was changed to Fantasia for the movie Some of the creatures look different Atreyu is green Falkor looks like a lion than a dog and so on Entire scenes are omitted and dialogue is shuffled around to other characters to make up the difference I kept telling my wife Most of the movie has happened What the hell is going to be in the second half?Well the ending of the movie provides the hint Once Bastian saves Fantastica it's his responsibility to help rebuild it Shit starts sliding downhill immediately after Without going into it too much absolute power corrupts absolutely and Bastian does what a lot of insecure people would do with godlike powers abuses the shit out of it and becomes a raging dickhead We all should have seen it coming He stole a book in the first chapter A book He goes from being a relateable bookworm to an A 1 shitheel After a bloody battle at the Ivory Tower I wondered if Bastian could ever be redeemedSure enough he could The last 80 pages were about Bastian seeing the error of his ways and using what little wishes he had left to leave Fantastica and generally grow the fuck up The reunion with his father was pretty sweet and his conversation with Coreander puts a bow on everythingNow that I've had time to digest thing the book seems to partly be about coping with loss Bastian and his father coping with his mother's death and later Bastian coping with losing everything the Childlike Empress gave him It's also about taking responsibility for your actions and not being a chickenshit all the time Bastian Balthazar Bux at the end of the book is almost totally different from the one at the beginningI wound up enjoying the book uite a bit but like Falkor's depiction the movie and the book are totally different animals The movie captured the adventurous bits without all the morals in the second half Michael Ende definitely crafted something special here I wonder how much was lost in translation though I had my doubts about the second half but it was all worth it in the end if a little sappy Four out of five stars