EBOOK FREE (Die unendliche Geschichte) ✓ Michael Ende
T will never die122018 holiday #reread I know it s a ittle early for my annual reread since I just #I know it s a ittle early for my annual reread since I just it in June but I really need a pick me up This never failsAudiobook 258 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 ater 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 "of Bastian s mother 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 2009 1368 603 1385 578 9789645571304 20 1979 17061399 The first and still most uminous story that urged me to stop running away from my Twelve Days of Pleasure life into books and start weaving books back into myife 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 Gods Choice lands of Fantastica ever stay in the same place so gooduck 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 Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye least a few of those stories started by Bastian and you meet others othersike you Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France like meike usIt made me ook for my truest wish the one that doesn t go away and doesn t throw the past away unless it s truly time to et 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 16012016 The Encylcopedia of Fantasy 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 Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild 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 whichead 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 Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets look different Atreyu is green Falkorooks Electromyography for Experimentalists like aion 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 halfWell 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 Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 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 Theast 80 pages were about Bastian seeing the error of his ways and using what ittle wishes he had eft to Runaway Wedding 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 withoss Bastian and his father coping with his mother s death and Wicked Loving Lies later Bastian coping withosing 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 La heredera del mar 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 wasost in translation though I had my doubts about the second half but it was all worth it in the end if a ittle sappy Four out of five stars. E »Kindliche Kaiserin« zu retten Nach zahllosen Abenteuern auf dem Weg zu sich selbst der von fantastischen Gestalten und mystischen Erkenntnissen gesäumt ist öst Bastian mit Hilfe des »Wahren Willens« nicht nur seine Aufgabe ihm gelingt auch die Rückkehr in die Realität die er nun bewältigen kann. .
Read this to my daughter recently A very bagFirst off should that although book was written in 1979 it reads as though were 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 ike me ess than gripped We soldiered on and on and onEventually the massively drawn out moral esson 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 Re Read 41020After yet another re read I ve come to a simple conclusion I decided to write fiction because I oved 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 creativityI 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 Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One 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 yearsater 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 ived 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 ittle 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 Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe 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 Iiked the movie better than the book I do Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time love how all the chapters started with the alphabet Mel 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 nothingike 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 One Wild Weekend 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 sameunch Bastian packed for himself in the movie I may have cheated Forgetful of Their Sex later on at night It s tough when you re not actually hiding in the attic of your school butounging on your bed And I ve probably read it at Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing least once a year since then Even as an adult am I really one of those now I stillove being transported to this world and I think it s 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. Testament to the power of this book #that it still take me there From Atreyu s uest to Bastian coming to fantastica to #it can still take there From Atreyu s uest to Bastian coming to fantastica to 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 oves reading through and through and who still has that sense of childhood wonder inside of them please read this book Although I have read this book than twenty times I have until now never actually written a onger
and involved review for Michael Ende s utterly amazing The Neverending Story Iinvolved review for Michael Ende s utterly amazing The Neverending Story I 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 Walled (The Line, literature books Ioveadore 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 Phant sien 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 Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany letters of each of the 26 chapters representing the 26etters of the alphabet are all at east in my own copy of the book I oved 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 oved 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 eft me and I was unable to continue in the same state of enthrallment and wonderment Just Tempting Fate like now as an adult I can never truly feelike 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 I read this every year This time I m doing an audio version I absolutely adore this novel and shared it with every class I taught I l never forget the students who acted out the swamps of sadness in the middle of a walk through river mud sucking off our shoes That s really what the gift of this book is the breath of imagination This will be a perfect purchase for my nieces2017 Reading Challenge story within a storyAudio reread 862018 audio read 73The beginning scene in the bookstore with the narrator s ist of If you ve nevers is something that touches both the child inside me and the reader in me tha. 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.