What is Momo?
- Momo (1986) is an Italian-German film adaptation of Michael Ende’s novel of the same name.
- Momo was published in 1973 and had just over 300 pages.
- And as I said before, the idea is excellent since the book deals with the value of time, how we use it, its loss, and, of course, life and death.
- The Endless Story, Spring Tre club votes, chose Momo, and the truth, its reading has been quite disappointing.
- I liked the idea of the book, it is original, yes, but many things did not convince me. Now I will tell you what I thought
- The German writer uses Momo as a contrast to the gray men.
- She is a girl who we do not know where she comes from, whether or not she has a family.
- Suddenly she appears in the city and begins to live there; the men bring her what she needs.
- And incidentally, they talk to her, they ask her for advice. , the children go there to play, and with it, they do not need anything else.
- Only with their imagination they have fun for hours and hours, this part of the criticism seemed interesting to me.
- Since the conclusion drawn by who reads it is very simple:
- We do not need toys, things expensive, bought something; simply the imagination children are happy and can be entertained for hours and hours.
- Men use the time to work, but also to socialize, play, have fun.
- Still, with the appearance of gray men, these changes, little by little they are introducing the idea of “now of Time.”
- And men must save it of what is considered excessive: fun, the one used for reading, for chatting, playing with children.
- So finally, no one has time for anything or anyone; everyone comes and goes in a hurry.
- Also, the idea that remains there, almost as a moral, is that as we live, we spend time.
- But if we save this time from the fun, life ends up turning off, and we become gray men with dead time.
Book for Young Audience
- It is a book dedicated to a young audience. Children can read it, although it is a little higher.
- Adults can also read it, but it also fails, as you read it you are thinking:
- “What an interesting idea” but it is an idea too chewed up, the author leaves it too much-given everything, and the same is because I like to draw.
- My conclusions and that they do not put them there in each line.
- I do not need to crush page after page of the same, well, in addition to the above, I have 100 pages of history left over.
- The characters are not a success for me either.
- Momo is the best characterized, but at no time have I connected with her.
- Her closest friends have not seemed interesting either.
- Perhaps the one I have enjoyed the most is the men in gray.
- How they act, why, how do they disappear, what we do and what do they look for.
- Momo’s language is simple, easy, and suitable for young people but for adults I don’t know, I think the same.
- The endless story would have been better, or I hope so because I still want to read it in the future.
- The good thing about this book is that his idea, current in the 80s, is now.
- Currently, it would hook men on the mobile, computer, or any gadget, but otherwise, the context and the characters could be the same.
- There are several criticisms against society in the novel, the one that does not have time for anything.
- It leaves the children doing activities to not waste time with them, where we must always go quickly.
- It is always saving time for other things and taking that time away from anywhere.
- At the same time, the details are not essential, and precisely what makes us happy and fills our life with life is considered a waste of time.
- Thus, it is a recommended book, but for a young audience, adults can indeed enjoy it the same, but it gives you things too chewed.
- I would have preferred something more subtle all, but hence it is more for a young audience.
- Despite the above, it is an exciting book to read and with an existing idea despite the year of publication.
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