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The Neverending Story

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Boss, I feel terrible about this. The movie has become the canonical version. Most people think it's a straight fantasy adventure story for children. Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable gift editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this highly anticipated 45th anniversary edition of The Neverending Story.

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Much 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 more magical and powerful our hint of feeling now will be, if triggered properly.When Bastian goes to K. Koreander's Antique Bookstore, he wears the same outfit, but with the addition of a light blue puffer vest. Yikka ( Jicha) is a female hinny who acts as Bastian's steed during the second half of the novel. She is quite faithful to him, but under Xayide's influence, Bastian allows her to leave his side to start a family with an attractive male pegasus.

The Neverending Story: Michael Ende (A Puffin Book)

Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story) is Ende's best known work. Other books include Momo and Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver). Michael Ende's works have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 20 million copies, and have been adapted into motion pictures, stage plays, operas and audio books.


I think the competition got to the studio execs before I did. By the time I reached them, they'd cut out the second half. 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.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende | Goodreads

In the third film of the series, Engywook (played by Tony Robinson) and Urgl (played by Moya Brady) have moved to a forest and still argue continuously. The house is stepped on by Bastian during his return trip to Fantasia, although it is then completely destroyed by the Nasties. The two go with Bastian, Falkor, and Bark Troll to find the Empress for help, but are stranded on Earth and arrive in Alaska, where they mail themselves to the others and return home, their house rebuilt.

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Ilwan ( Iluan) is a blue genie with a bird's beak in place of his nose and mouth. Ilwan appeared in the novel where he became one of Bastian's closest servants but was killed during the battle for the Ivory Tower. It made me who I am--along with A Requiem for Homo Sapiens and The Last Unicorn--more than any other book.

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