The above sentence from my above post may not make apparent sense unless you're familiar with the film or the book by Michael Ende called, The Neverending Story. Here's a brief synopsis:
"A young boy named Bastion is going through the troubles of growing up having just lost his mother. On his way to school he's harassed by some bullies and hides in an old book store. There he meets a strange man who tells him about the mystic book he is reading. The book is called "The Neverending Story". Bastion borrows the book, (i.e. steals it) and runs off to school. Seeing that his math test is already taking place, he decides to hide in the school attic and begin reading. The huge leather bound book with a golden auryn on the cover holds a story that will change his life forever, putting him into a world beyond his wildest dreams. The world of Fantasia."