It is a children’ - From Telegraph.co.uk
Thirty-seven years after first hitting the shelves, Google is celebrating Michael Ende's classic, The Neverending Story, with one of its search engine doodles.
It tells the story of a boy, Bastian Balthazar Bux, who escapes bullies by entering an antique book store, where he picks up and reads a book called The Neverending Story, set in the magical land of Fantastica.
However, the movie only covered the novel's first half and drew a furious reaction from Ende, who called it "that revolting movie...a gigantic melodrama of kitsch, commerce, plush and plastic" The theme song of the North American release of the film was composed by Italian electronic disco legend Giorgio Moroder and performed by 1980s Kajagoogoo lead singer legend Limahl.
He began writing by penning satirical sketches for cabarets and went on to write film and theatre reviews for Munich radio.
Having carved out a career in writing satirical sketches and film and theatre reviews, Ende said an artist friend of Ende later asked him to write the text for a children's book he was illustrating, the result of which was Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver - his first best seller.