3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A great commontary on modern-day time-obsessed society.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Momo (Hardcover)
Michael Ende has a talent for picking up slight shifts in societal norms and conveying them in a clear and insightful way (one has to remember that he wrote this in 1973!!). I read this book in the original German, and would recommend the same to others who understand German, since some things are lost in the translation. This is a book for all ages and is timeless in it's philosophical message. A must read for everyone. It is definately up there with Alice in Wonderland as far as classic books are concerned. It's message is desperately needed in a time like now, when people have less and less time to devote to the real joys in life...like friendship and family. I give it the highest recommendation.