This is something I found over on Just Another Book Addict =), and I thought I'd do my own. There are so many great books out there that get overlooked (especially if they've been out for a while)!
Every Saturday, you share (recommend) a book, preferably one that you haven't reviewed yet. It's just a way to get other books out into the blogging world. This is NOT a review.
Today I'm going to recommend The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.
Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by going on a very dangerous quest. (Product description from Amazon.com.)
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of The Neverending Story via the 1984 movie. I saw the movie long before I ever read the book. But when I finally did read the book... wow. It's so much more awesome, it makes the movie seem almost drab in comparison (and the movie is a visual feast!).
Ultimately, The Neverending Story is a book about the power of stories and imagination. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the fantasy genre.
(There are editions of this book that were printed in two colours of ink, with a different colour used for each point of view: one colour for the story that happens in Bastian's world and another for the story that happens in Fantastica. I'd never seen anything like it, and it was a really interesting way to differentiate the points of view. If you can find such a copy, that's the way I'd recommend reading this book.)