La historia interminable
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
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
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
2017 Reading Challenge: story within a story
Audio reread #8
6/20/18 audio read # 73
The beginning scene in the bookstor ...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 s ...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
Ho visto il film centinaia di volte, è stato tra i miei film preferiti da bambino/ragazzino, ancora oggi (non più giovanissimo :-P) me lo riguardo con molto piacere, ma il film non è che una piccola parte del libro. Il libro è magico davvero, ho trovato e soprattutto provato empatia verso tutto ...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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 :)
It’s about reality & fantasy, escape, power, free will, friendship, individuality, isolation, grief, choices, wishes, courage, growth, altruism, friendship, change, self acceptance, meaning, memory, identity, love, introspection, and imagination & stories.
From the beginning, it reminded me of The Lord of the Rings and The Phantom Tollbooth, and other books too.
Even though I knew this formula, I ...more
“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 more popular ...more
Como decía con Momo, Ende siempre fue grande!
Tenía la gran cualidad de hacer que sus libros tomaran significados completamente diferentes según la edad de lectura, pero sin dejar de ser entretenidos y una buena historia.
Para mi, lleno de metáforas y de enseñanzas. Sin duda, libro de cabecera y recomendado para cualquier edad.
But... that's all really good stuff ...more
Grazie ragazze per averlo votato.
L'ho finto ieri notte. E'stato davvero emozionante.
Sono davvero contenta di averlo letto finalmente. Ho sempre visto solo il film, ma i libro è molto meglio. Si lo so, si dice semrpe così, però questa volta è proprio vero. Anche perchè il film è solo la prima metà del libro e non è neanche fedele. Alcune cose sono diverse, sembrano cose da poco e invece secondo me cambiano il messaggio del libro. Non dimenticherò mai l'incontro di Bastia ...more
Yeah, there is definitely a Reading Rainbow vibe happening here (lots of love LeVar Burton). This is a longer book for the younguns at 445 pages. I enjoyed this book, though honestly not a ...more
Es un libro precioso, con toda la creación de mundo y todos los personajes que contiene. Además de la parte interesante es el desarrollo del héroe y la reflexión final sobre ese camino que emprende. Mi único problema personal es que hay una parte del medio en que se me hizo muy pesada y cuando él comienza a ser un adonis andante lo odié bastante. Siento que si este libro lo hubiera leído en mi infancia, lo hubiera disfrutado más.
Me encanta recordar cómo me sentí la primera vez que leí La Historia Sin Fin. Tenía doce años y me lo dieron en un intercambio navideño, a petición mía. Recuerdo la emoción mezclada con terrible mortificación al saber que la película que había visto desde muy pequeño sólo era la mitad del libro, y que esas ilustraciones de Roswitha Quadflieg, tan místicas y extrañas con los nombres de los capítulos sugerían una historia mucho más gra ...more
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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.”