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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.