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  1. says:

    Manny was working late one evening when he received an unexpected visitor He was an old man with white hair and gold rimmed glasses, curiously dressed in a lace embroidered doublet and a periwig, and he was carrying a book Greetings, said the visitor I think you should read this What is it asked Manny irritably People were always asking him to read things I don t really have time right now I need to get this software problem fixed for tomorrow And then I have an article to write and a dozen emails to answer and some insurance paperwork I ve been putting off for too long I m very busy How did you get in, anyway It definitely sounds like you should read Momo, said the old man, ignoring Manny s question I am quite concerned about you Here, take a look Manny flicked through it briefly and sighed It s some kind of YA fantasy novel, right he said If that is what you want to call it, replied the visitor But I don t read YA, said Manny All my friends know that Why not asked the visitor Well, I m too old for it, said Manny, as he studied the error message his laptop was showing him I find it painfully unsophisticated and badly written It never gives me anything Perhaps you should become younger, said the visitor It s quite easy, you know Really said Manny in a dismissive tone But something made him glance up from his screen, and he saw to his surprise that the visitor was no longer an old man In fact, he almost looked like a child You see said the visitor Now, here s what you need to do Just learn German At first, you ll be a helpless infant and you won t be able to read at all Soon, though, you ll find you re four or five and enjoying stories When you re about ten, you ll be ready for this I ll come back when you ve finished You must be joking, said Manny, who was looking at his screen again Didn t I just tell you I was very busy He turned around, but found his visitor had disappeared All that was left was a large pile of German children s books.Over the next few months, Manny somehow found himself reading one German book after another He read Grimms M rchen, and Krabat, and Das doppelte Lottchen, and Madita, and Karlsson vom Dach Finally, a couple of weeks before Christmas, he opened Momo He found he couldn t put it down He had just finished the last chapter when he heard someone clear their throat behind him Well said the visitor I hope you re not too busy to talk to me Uh, no, said Manny It s funny, but when I think about it I find I have time than I d imagined And you re right Momo is very good I m glad to hear it, said the visitor gravely There was just something I wanted to ask you, said Manny Here, wait a moment He leafed through the book to find the page But when he looked up, the visitor had gone again.


  2. says:

    Oh my you haven t read this book You poor dear I suspect that the reason why this book is not read in the United States is because the grey men are working very hard to keep it off the shelves It is moments, not time, that is precious.


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    Momo is a classic story that is known as a children s book, yet I believe that adults may even glean from its reading than younger folk Momo is written by Michael Ende, the author who is most known in the US for having written The Neverending Story When I was younger, and my mother ran an independent children s bookstore, she ordered a case of this book, and gave a copy to all of her friends and colleagues.This is a modern day fairytale, about a little girl named Momo, who moves into a ruined amphitheater on the edge of a Italian style town She is a remarkable individual, who lives in poverty, yet her life is rich with friendship and love Momo has a unique skill of deep listening Soon all the villagers learn that when they are not getting along they should go and see Momo Through Momo s friendship, her friends find peace, community, and creativity Her gift of listening to them until the truth unveils itself brings her to be surrounded by many friends who bring her food, tell her stories, and help care for her in her adopted home.Life changes quickly in the village, when the Men in Gray infiltrate their life, hypnotizing people to save time In their Time Saving Banks, they steal people s time, and smoke it in gray cigars that they are never seen without Yet, no one remembers ever seeing the Men in Gray, except Momo, who cannot be hypnotized by the lures of timesaving because she is content with being who she is and loves to spend time with her friends Eventually, everyone is entrapped by the Men in Gray, and only Momo can save them.Even Momo s two best friends, Guido the Guide and Bebbo Roadsweeper, have been seduced by the Men in Gray Luckily, she has help from two new friends Cassiopeia, a tortoise who can see precisely half an hour into the future and can spell words across her shell to communicate, and Professor Secundus Minutus Hora, who is the steward of the universal source of time.This is an incredibly magical story which I dare not tell you of lest I ruin the story for you You must read Momo for yourself.


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    Dear friends Do you have time to sit down for a moment, and listen to a story It is a true one, of great importance, with a vital message for humankind It starts in a classroom, where a teacher is about to wrap up for the day She has put a lot of time into the Timesaving Bank, and wants to save some of it by rushing off to the underground to catch the next train That makes at least four minutes which she will not have to spend waiting, Heaven forbid 4 minutes to put into the Timesaving Bank.Just when she is about to rush out, already wearing her coat, some of her mentor students come in There has been a conflict They want to tell her their different versions The teacher sighs, sacrifices her valuable time out of a reluctant sense of duty, and lets go of the next underground, quite unwillingly What follows is a 40 minute conversation between five teenage boys, all describing the development of the fight from their point of view Having been assigned to do unspecified online research in a class, they find themselves bored, and start to tease each other After a while, it is not funny any, someone gets hurt, tries to pay back with a spiteful comment, and the whole thing gets out of control This is not what the teacher hears first, of course The last comment in class is the first that is reported He said , But you did , uncovering of the drama in backwards slow motion.After 40 minutes of intensive listening and peeling the onion, a solution is found, apologies are accepted, and all leave to go home One student gets into new trouble with his timesaving mother who had to wait for him and lost an entire 60 minute investment in the Timesaving Bank Peacekeeping is expensive Change of scenes The teacher enters her own home, late Her children hang out in the living room, reading In order to vent the stress caused by the lost time, the teacher, now transformed into a mother, retells the whole story again, with all the strange tosses and turns before the truth is revealed.Her eldest son looks up, smiles, and says Why don t you ask Momo, mum That question has a familiar ring to it It is a quote from a long ago favourite The mother, confused, looks at the title of the book the son is reading, and sees the cover of Michael Ende s perfect fairytale The 14 year old is rereading the story that he had loved to listen to as a small child, a story of such power that it gains strength every time you enter it.A story of a child who teaches grown ups a lesson Why don t you ask Momo, mum My son is teaching me a lesson.In an amphitheatre outside a big city, the girl Momo lives and assembles her friends She has a rare gift she can listen This gift helps people talk and solve problems, come to terms with misunderstandings and find back to a friendly way with each others The city, however, is in danger Grey men have taken over, encouraging people to save time They put new structures in place to make things faster, and efficient But at the same time, something is lost the appreciation of life lived for the moment Education is turned into mindless infotainment with standardised rules All the games were selected for them by supervisors and had to have some useful, educational purpose The children learned these new games but unlearned something else in the process they forgot to be happy, how to take pleasure in little things and last, but not least, how to dream In the grown up world, hate and mistrust enter the stage All the world s misfortunes stemmed from the countless untruths, both deliberate and unintentional, which people told because of haste or carelessness What is to be done The little girl Momo sets out to save the world by reconquering time If you think this sounds like a boring, philosophical read for children, think again It is one of the most compellingly exciting stories imaginable, capturing a teenage boy who already knew the plot so completely that he forgot time and place to finish it in one session yesterday It is so touching that he came down to breakfast today and said that he had actually cried, adding And that has not happened in many years, mum, not since I read Good Night, Mr Tom Maybe you should read it with your class I don t have time for that Mum We don t have a copy in English Yes, we do In the school library You bought it yourself Did I So my students will not do standardised peer collaboration games for mentor time from now on They will sit in a circle, pretending it is an amphitheatre, and they will listen to their teacher read Momo Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart And since we have plenty of time, we will continue with The Neverending Story, another masterpiece by the same author It will take a while, but I can t think of time better invested What a waste of life to save time


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    Momo Grey Gentlemen The Men in Grey, Michael EndeMomo, also known as The Grey Gentlemen or The Men in Grey, is a fantasy novel by Michael Ende, published in 1973 It is about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies The full title in German Momo oder Die seltsame Geschichte von den Zeit Dieben und von dem Kind, das den Menschen die gestohlene Zeit zur ckbrachte translates to Momo, or the strange story of the time thieves and the child who brought the stolen time back to the people In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin She came to the ruin, parentless and wearing a long, used coat She is illiterate and cannot count, and she doesn t know how old she is When asked, she replies, As far as I remember, I ve always been around She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen really listen By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games The advice given to people go and see Momo has become a household phrase and Momo makes many friends, especially an honest, silent street cleaner, Beppo, and a poetic, extroverted tour guide, Gigi Guido in some translations This pleasant atmosphere is spoiled by the arrival of the Men in Grey, eventually revealed as a species of paranormal parasites stealing the time of humans Appearing in the form of grey clad, grey skinned, bald men, these strange individuals present themselves as representing the Timesavings Bank and promote the idea of timesaving among the population supposedly, time can be deposited in the Bank and returned to the client later with interest After encountering the Men in Grey, people are made to forget all about them, but not about the resolution to save as much time as possible for later use Gradually, the sinister influence of the Men in Grey affects the whole city life becomes sterile, devoid of all things considered time wasting, like social activities, recreation, art, imagination, or sleeping Buildings and clothing are made exactly the same for everyone, and the rhythms of life become hectic In reality, the time people save, the less they have the time they save is actually lost to them Instead, it is consumed by the Men in Grey in the form of cigars made from the dried petals of the hour lilies that represent time Without these cigars the Men in Grey cannot exist.Momo, however, is a wrench in the plans of the Men in Grey and the Timesavings Bank, thanks to her special personality The Men in Grey try various plans to deal with her, to derail her from stopping their scheme, but they all fail When even her closest friends fall under the influence of the Men in Grey in one way or another, Momo s only hope to save the time of mankind are the administrator of Time, Master Secundus Minutus Hora, and Cassiopeia, a tortoise who can communicate through writing on her shell and can see thirty minutes into the future Momo s adventure takes her from the depths of her heart, which her own time flows from in the form of lovely hour lilies, to the lair of the Men in Grey themselves, where the time that people believe they are saving is hoarded After Master Hora stops time, but gives Momo one hour lily to carry with her, she has exactly one hour to defeat the Men in Grey in a frozen world where only they and she are still moving She surreptitiously follows them to their underground lair and observes as they decimate their own number in order to stretch their supply of time as far as possible With the advice of Cassiopeia and by using the hour lily, Momo is able to shut the door to their vault Facing extinction as soon as their cigars are consumed, the few remaining Men in Grey pursue Momo, perishing one by one The very last Man in Grey finally begs her to give him the hour lily, and when she refuses, he too vanishes remarking that it is good it is over.Using the very last minute she has before her hour lily crumbles, Momo opens the vault again, releasing the millions of hour lilies stored within The stolen time returns to its proper owners and goes back to their hearts, causing time to start again without people knowing it had ever halted Momo is reunited with her friends, and elsewhere Master Hora rejoices together with Cassiopeia 1984 1363 317 1386 325 964657940 300 1393 9789646579408 20 1972 1973


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    What was I thinking I already count Ende s The Neverending Story to be one of the very best books ever written, so why would I waste SO MUCH TIME getting to anything else he wrote It blows my mind It s almost like SOMEONE HAS BEEN STEALING MY TIME All those damn time savers out there fooled me and tied me up and made my life a dull gray, smoke filled, DEADLY TEDIOUS world They kept me from this book and now I know why It s a conspiracy of the Time Banks.Momo is pretty damn wonderful The concept is classic, an epic battle between children who really understand the necessity of wasting time and the horrible monsters, the gray men, who offer up devilish riches to everyone else in order to suck the life and time from everyone else shiver Honestly, if someone published this as the new up and coming YA book in today s day and age without knowing that Momo ever existed, it would be heralded as unique and gorgeous and groundbreaking Gaiman would be blurbing it and there would be a twitter storm of praise.But no, it s just some silly book written back in 1973 No one cares.


  8. says:

    Our time is stolen or perhaps accurately we mortgage it away, thinking we re getting a bargain when in fact we re screwing ourselves over.


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    Reto 33 PopSugar 2018 Un cl sico infantil que nunca has le do Un libro muy lindo, muy bien escrito y con un mensaje m s que evidente Una fantas a que a trav s de los hombres de gris ofrece una explicaci n al consumismo que caracteriza nuestra poca y c mo, en el af n de conseguir y conseguir m s cosas, se deja de disfrutar de aquello que realmente nos gusta hacer.En resumen, un libro con un argumento contundente, mucha aventura y personajes excepcionales Mi nico pero, y que no tiene nada que ver con el libro, es que llegu demasiado tarde a esta lectura estoy segura que si lo hubiera le do hace muuchos a os, lo hubiera disfrutado m s.


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    I read this book for the first time as a preteen, but I left it unfinished because I didn t find it engaging or entertaining A few years later, due to my LOVE for Michaels Endes s The Neverending Story, I decided to give it another try, and managed to finish it that time.In the end, I quite liked the story, I found it very beautiful actually My problem with it is that it isn t a diverting read, I found it boring in many occasions, which it is a shame because the message that this story sends is very beautiful I don t think this book has the right pace for a story intended for kids or young people, it is a miss in this area The essence is definitely there, it is meaningful, but the first time I tried to read it I was too young to have the patience to see it through, and I think many young people must have found themselves in the same situation Again, it is a pity because it could have been transcendental with just a little agility in its rhythm.


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