An homage to books and writers and to all the people being able to fantasize, like Bastian, the main character of the novel.
Overall I’m quite unsure about evaluating this novel: the former part, where there is the need of Bastian to save Fantastica, is rich in action, and the meta-novel trick (the novel into the novel) works very well.
The latter part of the book, where Bastian wanders in Fantastica and sees all his wishes come true was to me more slow and monotonous; it’s possible to grasp the ending, meanwhile there are lots of description of deserts, seas, people with unutterable names; everything is imaginative but not so entertaining.
The main character in this part is extremely annoying; maybe if I had read this novel when I was a child my opinion could have been different, impossible to know.
* The Neverending Story by Michael Ende ★★☆☆☆
*I read this book in English