The World of Warcraft and The NeverEnding Story'But that's another story for another time.'The World of Warcraft and The NeverEnding Story3 days ago in Personal More Like This
- Michael Ende's 'The NeverEnding Story'
The novelization of The NeverEnding Story is one of my favorite books. The movie is a classic children's film, but the original book ranks up there with Narnia and The Lord of the Rings for me in terms of characterization, scope, and a plot that stays with the reader long after the book is over. The NeverEnding Story has a distinction that those other books do not have however which was also woefully missing from the cinematic interpretation.
And that relates to my recent taking up again of World of Warcraft.
(Bear with me!)
At every major departure of a character from The NeverEnding Story's main plot line there will always be a a short passage hinting that their own story did not end just because they left the narrative we're reading. The centaur who goes to find Atreyu for instance is so tired after his search he remains in the village where Atreyu lives even as he send Atreyu to the Ivory Tower