تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و سوم ماه سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادی
عنوان: داستان بی پایان؛ نویسنده: میکائیل انده؛ مترجم: شیرین بنی احمد؛ تهران، نشر روز، 1368؛ در 603 ص، مصور، چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر چشمه، کتاب ونوشه؛ 1385؛ در 578 ص؛ شابک: 9789645571304؛ موضوع: داستانهای خیال انگیز از نویسندگان آلمانی - قرن 20 م
آدمهائی وجود دارند که هرگز نمیتوانند به سرزمین رویاها بروند
رمان خیالپردازی آلمانی است، که توسط «میشائل (میکائیل) انده»، نگاشته شده، ...more
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 en ...more
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 Fantasti ...more
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 ha ...more
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 ...more
By Michael Ende
A 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, ma ...more
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 more than 25 years since I last read it, I still remember scenes of the story ...more
First 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 empt...more
The Eternal Stench, a smelly, dank, dark, mysterious location
A swamp full of creatures, monsters, twisted vegetation
Boiling and bubbling fetid and stinky, a bog, a quagmire
A slimy, slippery, unkempt, unclean and dire
I swear I saw a face familiar to me
In the film, many years ago, a grotesque entity
I read about him in the book too
A deviant, a goblin, stinking of puss and poo
The face I know, that was on show
I see hi ...more
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 more!
No voy a hacerle una reseña larga ya que supongo que todos saben lo increíble que es esta historia.
Cuando era chico me la pasaba horas y horas mirando la película. Un día, explorando por la biblioteca de mi papá, me encontré con este libro. Creo que no hace falta decir que se lo robé y me lo puse a leer al instante...
Es una novela maravillosa; en la cual la imaginación de Michael Ende explotó al máximo. No decae en ningún momento, el autor nos sorprende con c ...more
The Neverending Story is a splendid and brilliant story, full of adventure, magic, strength, perseverance, loyalty, self-improvement and self-fulfillment . It’s a positively COMMENDABLE book.
This is a MUST-READ for all preteens out there. It’s beautiful, with a great and marvelous world full of fantasy and dreaming. It really is MAGICAL.
I have really great memories of reading this book. I think I was 13 or so, maybe less I am not sure; bu ...more
داستانِ آن کتاب، از این قرار است که، "هیچ" لحظه به لحظه دنیای فانتزیا یا همان سرزمینِ رویاها را در هم کوبیده و نابود کرده و به هیچ و پوچ ...more
2017 Reading Challenge: story within a story
Audio reread #8
6/20/18 audio read # 73
The beginning scene in the book ...more
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 more. Words cannot ever capture what's in a picture, there's always something more, 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 i ...more
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 d ...more
L'affabulazione fantastica diventa cartina tornasole di un'umanità messa al palo dal Nulla - inarrestabile fagocitatore di sogni e speranze -, la cui resistenza è impossibile perché impossibile è il tentativo di arginare il declino dell'immaginazione.
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 ...more
I 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 t ...more
Le doy un 9.
Ende was one of the most popular and famous German authors of the 20th century, mostly due to the enormous success of his children's books. However, Ende was not strictly a children’s author, as he also wrote books for adults. Ende claimed, "It is for this chil ...more
If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.”