Apr 20, 2021
The Neverending Story
Posted by Michael Ende Roswitha Quadflieg Ralph Manheim

Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody s idea of a hero, least of all his own Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there.

  • Title: The Neverending Story
  • Author: Michael Ende Roswitha Quadflieg Ralph Manheim
  • ISBN: 9780140076196
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Neverending Story Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody s idea of a hero least of all his own Then through the pages of an ancient mysterious book he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica a

    Greg

    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 [...]


    Manybooks

    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 love adore everything about this novel, including the ingenious way the chap [...]


    Mark Lawrence

    Read this to my daughter recently A very mixed bag.First 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 complicated high falutin word available and as a result the child s book ends up unreadable incomprehensible to many modern kids I m not one for dumbing down, but this goes the other way pointlessly.I saw the film around the time it came out years ago The book seems to reach the end of [...]


    Kalin

    , 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 Moonchild.This 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 wi [...]


    Ben

    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 theory.Having 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 [...]


    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Die Unendliche Geschichte The never ending story, Michael Ende 2009 1368 603 1385 578 9789645571304 20 1979


    Dan Schwent

    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 Story Not 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 [...]


    Bradley

    Like 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, I was flabbergasted joyfully so that it lived up to its name.It s quick 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 [...]


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    Eric Allen

    The Neverending StoryBy Michael EndeA Review by Eric Allen ONLY TWO STARS, you cry, Eric, have you no soul You re obviously going by the movie, which is AWESOME, and have never actually read the book it was based on, which is not so much When I was six or seven, the Neverending Story came out, and it was one of the most awesome movies I had ever seen in my life It was a movie that wasn t afraid to scare the everliving shit out of children, and I loved it for that Even today, many, many years lat [...]


    Sophia Triad

    This is one of the best books I have read when I was a kid I have read it multiple times and I was extremely disappointed with the movie adaptation.I truly believe that this story has inspired me and made me love Fantacy books so much later on as an adult If my remember correctly my godfather gave it to me as a Christmas present together with Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson The best combination Although it is than 25 years since I last read it, I still remember scenes of the story, dialogue [...]


    Frogy (Ivana)

    Realno ocena je 5000000


    FrancoSantos

    Un libro excelente Fantas a al 100%.No voy a hacerle una rese a larga ya que supongo que todos saben lo incre ble que es esta historia.Cuando era chico me la pasaba horas y horas mirando la pel cula Un d a, explorando por la biblioteca de mi pap , me encontr con este libro Creo que no hace falta decir que se lo rob y me lo puse a leer al instanteEs una novela maravillosa en la cual la imaginaci n de Michael Ende explot al m ximo No decae en ning n momento, el autor nos sorprende con cada aventur [...]


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    Maureen

    I feel like I m very torn on this book because while I did enjoy it and did enjoy listening to it, it was so rough to get through I liked the story, but it didn t hook me and capture me and make me want to keep reading, so it took me over a month to listen to it SO LONG.Overall a really interesting story with a lot of unique circumstances and characters I ve also never seen the movie I KNOW and I know it s super different so now I want to watch it even


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    Cri (PaperbacksandPizza)

    English ItalianoFirst of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and [...]


    Pantelis

    A pilgrimage To read and reread plenty of times throughout your life Start early


    Blake Gafford

    All Time Favorite Book As another reviewer so rightly pointed out This is a book lover s dream, a book that never ends Like I always say, a picture is worth 1000 words, but a mental picture is worth 1000 times Words cannot ever capture what s in a picture, there s always something , and yet pictures themselves never quite capture something as well as the imagination People always say that movie version of the book is never as good as the book was, and the reason is that the imagination s pictur [...]


    Lisa

    My children are currently listening to a never ending audiobook of this all time children s favourite of mine, and I find myself secretly spying on them, listening to bits and pieces of the story, always knowing exactly where they are at the moment, after so many rereads I still dream of finding a bookstore like the one where Bastian Balthasar Bux found The Neverending Story I don t think I ever pass an antique shop without thinking of this book for at least a fraction of a second, it is so deep [...]


    Amber

    Bastian Balthazar Bux is a shy, awkward, and plump little boy who is tired of being bullied in school One blustery stormy day Bastien goes inside of an antique bookstore and discovered a mysterious book called the Neverending Story When the bookshop owner Mr Coreander is not looking, Bastien steals the book and hides in the attic of his school to read it It is only when he begins to read the Neverending Story that his adventure truly begins What happens next Read the book for yourself and find o [...]


    Jules

    Terminar el libro es como salir de Fantas a, uno quiere volver a vivir aventuras de las que siempre se sale victorioso Pero las historias de aqu tienen ese aire tr gico, en el que se sale perdiendo, abandonado y dolorido Dejemos elegir al amor.


    Carmine

    Il nulla di fronte a voi, la fantasia in voi L affabulazione fantastica diventa cartina tornasole di un umanit messa al palo dall incombente Nulla che fagocita sogni e speranze senza trovare resistenza di nessuna sorta.La bellezza di un opera come La storia infinita non risiede solo nel vivace caleidoscopio di meraviglie che si dischiudono capitolo dopo capitolo, foriere di paesaggi meravigliosi e antri oscuri in cui tremare dalla paura, ma soprattutto nella presa di coscienza di s nei confronti [...]


    Corinne

    Perhaps the reason I just did not love this book is that I was absolutely in love with the movie when I was young I love the idea of a reader being taken to the land of the book he s reading For me, the first 1 3 of this book was wonderful, just what I fondly remembered from my beloved movie version and actually, a bit fleshed out The movie makes a bit sense having read the book However, I couldn t believe when I got to the end of what I knew of the story that I still had about 200 pages left [...]


    Wicked Incognito Now

    Well, this is an out there book, so I can see how it wouldn t be for everyone, butI can t figure out how I got to 33yo and never read this book I just read it with my daughters and we absolutely loved it It s a fantastic romp filled with lessons that every child can benefit from the nature of individuality and wish fullment, how wishing is impossible without personal change, how personal glorification is empty, the nature of fantasy vs reality How fantasy can be turned into lies by those that wo [...]


    Laura

    Un libro genial Quiz flojea un poco al final, pero es que la primera parte es muy buena Atreyu y F jur entran en mi lista de personajes literarios favoritos.Le doy un 9.


    Marco Tamborrino

    Questo il mio libro preferito Lo ritengo il manifesto in s della fantasia, della parola fantasy e del suo genere La maggior parte dei lettori di questo genere considera J R R Tolkien il Re del fantasy, il maestro, il sommo, l impareggiabile e bla bla bla Ma ricordiamoci che fantasy vuol dire fantasia, e nella Storia Infinita c a per tutto ci che fantastico e tutto ci che umano In questo romanzo, uno dei pochissimi di Michael Ende, troviamo la ricerca di un bambino una ricerca particolare ma anch [...]


    Jonathan

    I must have read this at least 10 times as a child I still consider it to be one of the great works of children s literature it should be ranked with Alice in Wonderland and similar masterpieces It is profoundly moving as a work dealing with grief and loss, memory and creativity should be It is meta fictional in a way which, for me, no other book has ever approached I will never forget being 10 years old and reading as Bastian and the Princess turn and look at me reading themI felt my stomach dr [...]


    Daniel

    Knjiga citana kada sam bio daleko mladji, odgledani svi filmovi, i sada ponovo procitana knjiga i jos uvek podjednako magicno i zabavno kao i ranije.Nema sta puno da se kaze, odlicna knjiga za ljubitelje citanja sa puno maste i fantazije Mirna preporuka za sve od 7 do 107 godina


    Kristalia

    Final rating 5 5 stars Every real story is a never ending story This review will be hard to write because I read the translation of this on my language, and my language tends to write names as how they would have sounded as spoken So I have no idea how to write the names but I think i ll stuck with original names on German.This book is a classic of literature and Michael Ende, German author, did fantastic job with it It became popular when it came out, and became even popular after the movie fr [...]



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