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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Characters in the book are also very one dimensional, not to mention the vast majority of the characters seem to be just 'common rabble' with no personality. Reading this you start to wonder why the author didn't give any intelligence to any other characters 'saving it' for the main character to come in and be the bravest, smartest, most moral person amongst them all. I even found the main character to be annoying, constantly complaining and getting upset in the early parts of the book.
The maze itself later on in the book proves to be much less daunting and frightening than initially presented, you would imagine that the maze would be full of traps, puzzles and creatures which endanger the characters but there is only one thing in the maze that is a threat - the Grievers. They are non-intelligible, easily tricked creatures who do not invoke fear of any sort and of the vast maze they are the only thing that endanger the humans.
The main thing that the book has going is its intriguing story, the world is uniquely created and has enough mystery for you to want to keep reading. Hopefully the sequels will shed more light on the questions asked in the first book but I personally will not be reading them but simply looking at a synopsis for the story.
I have been meaning to read this book for AGES. I remember after reading The Hunger Games many years ago when YA dystopian had blown up, so many people were talking about this book! It has been on my TBR list since then, and I finally got around to reading it. Let's see what I thought!
I liked the world building and setting of the Glade and the Maze. Despite there being so many dystopian YAs out there, I thought this concept was quite original. The setting was painted really clearly and the Maze felt very ominous, dangerous and unpredictable. Very cool.
Furthermore, I thought Dashner did a good job at describing what it would feel like to be in Thomas's or any of the other characters' position. Though there was conflict between parties, with some characterised more unlikeable than others, as a reader you can still see where both sides are coming from. None of the characters can truly be labelled as the "antagonist" of the novel as they are all just fighting the real antagonists outside the maze who put them there in the first place. At the start I didn't couldn't really relate to them because I didn't understand were all their confusion and anger was coming from but once I got over this initial hurdle, I found myself liking many more of the characters.
I really liked how the potential romance was not a major portion of this book. One of my biggest pet peeves is a YA fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, adventure whatever genre (other than romance of course) getting overshadowed by the love interest, or triangle or hexagon or what ever.Read more ›
This sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel is described simply, giving the reader the ability to visualise the world the author created. It is full of well-developed characters who bring the story to life. Thomas is a strong character but he is enhanced by Newt, and Chuck, who have very different personalities. The language they use is unique to the book and the new words enrich the story bringing an authenticity to the maze.
The extent of the maze that has been created isn’t fully revealed until the last moment, which builds the suspense. The post-apocalyptic world they came from remains a mystery that will be unravelled in the next book in the series. This is a fantastic book for all ages and don’t be put off by the mixed reviews.
The actual maze component was slightly disapointing, but this was redeemed by the pace of the book as i was never at a point where i was thinking "get to the point". Finally, to help the characters appear more human and beleivable, it would have been nice to ditch some of the made up words and use the occasionally mild profanity to demonstrate their level of distress and, at times, feelings of hoplessness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i fink that this poo is pooey and i love sophie mm yum haha we wee all day i have a sister shee like to marry people and break up then after she cries all day... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thd maze runner was nof a book i knew about ungill very recently. It's a phantasmagorical book compared to others that I've read. Exceptional book and probably my fav one yet! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Xavier Nelson
I love this book. It was very exciting. I couldn't put it down. Some things I didn't like were the grievers they sounded disgusting but I guess they had to be apart of the bookPublished 12 months ago
I loved this book, it was so well written and the story was intriguing from start to finish.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is amazing how a mind can invent world like maze runnerPublished 20 months ago by Stephen Barry Holland
I really enjoyed this book. The second and third books were also good but I thought Kill Order was only okay. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ella Harris