The maze runner

The hype and comparisons to “The Hunger Games” are unwarranted.He along with all of the other guys in there have no memory of life outside of the The maze runner.It is about doing the NYT games section and then maybe vague talk of zombies later.Annnd here’s another booktube video: Stuck at home? After returning to the Glade the next morning, Newt calls a Gathering of the Keepers to discuss what to do with Thomas.Release date September 19, United States.Rafer Guzman of Newsday gave the film a three The maze runner of four and described it as “solid, well crafted and entertaining”.Alby is stung by the creature, and while Minho is trying to help him out of the Maze, Thomas runs in to help, just as the doors shut.Screen Daily.The scenes where “Thomas” is trying to find a way out of the maze are thrilling and suspenseful for the most of the part.
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The Maze Runner – At least be inventive or make it sound organic, but all that’s achieved is sounding like a five-year-old complaining to her Mummy.Edward Gamarra Executive Producer.September 18, One is used on Alby, and he recovers from the Griever sting.Other books in the series.

The absolute lack of any suspense or motivation to help propel the plot forward.No, everything is simplistic, childish and therefore strangely light and unconcerning.There is no depth, no real substance, and no complexity.It’s page-filler, easy to read, easy to forget.

A frustrated yawn, at that.View all 59 comments.A fear he had never known filled him to the point of insanity.Of course I was very intrigued and immediately wanted to read the books before I watched the second movie.Well, you know what they say about good intentions, right?

Love that saying by the way.Unfortunately the book was always borrowed from my library and already pre-ordered by other people.Seriously, what is it with you guys in Austria that you all want to read the same book?!

Imagine my delight when I finally borrowed it from the library! And the rest? Well, the rest is reading review history as you can see! You look bloody awful.XD What I found pretty interesting was the fact that in the movie the infected people seem to be like zombies.

I mean I could be wrong there, the memories of the kids are more than just patchy after all, but I still got the impression that the infected are just people that suffer from some sort of sickness.Guess Hollywood thought zombies would sell better? It made them human and relatable and I literally breathed for their conversations.See what I mean? I mean I wanted to read this series for ages but only got the book now.Boy, I hope Newt is going to be awesome, because he definitely was one of my fave characters in the movies.

Wish me luck! Shelves: e-book , series , male-protagonist , books-made-into-movies , science-fiction , Oh more like my brain was blown into freaking little bits.I kept thinking about it after I was done.I finished it into the late hours of the night and I kept circling in my head what was going to happen next.

The point is moot but I am definitely going to read the sequel The Scorch Trials.From the start as the reader we have NO idea what is happening.

All Thomas can remember is his name.Not where he came from or any specific details of his life.Neither do any of the other Gladers who he meets in the beginning of the book.The place is filled with boys whose sole purpose is to try to get out of this place by solving the maze.They haven’t had any luck in two years, but that may all change with Thomas’s arrival.

Strange things start to happen, and people are pointing fingers at Thomas.Will he be the one to get them out, or the boy who will bring them down? At first I was having a hard time getting into this book.Nobody wants to answer Thomas’s questions, and I got just as frustrated as he did.

I actually still don’t completely understand why they didn’t want to answer all his questions right away.The plot does pick up speed though and you get to meet Newt, Chuck, Minho, and Alby all important characters in their own right.The world building is good because I got the creeps just thinking about the grievers, and I can feel the desperation but at the same time the camaraderie the guys have with each other.There is also a unique language setup that was a tad-bit confusing at first but you pick it up as Thomas does.

The ending certainly is gonna give the series a big shakeup.I really want to see what Dashner has up his sleeve this time.They had all these books that were hugely popular within the young adult realm and I had read all of them except, you guessed it, this one.I couldn’t have any of that! Added later: Great news guys, there are making this into a movie! Here is a link to the little info that is out about the movie.Basically nothing but hopefully in the coming months that will change!

Okay the trailer is out! I am officially excited guys.View all 55 comments.Jun 12, jessica rated it it was amazing.View all 11 comments.May 28, Nic rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult , , favourites.I’ve just finished and all I can say is holy shuck! This book is awesome! After about pages it got to the point where I couldn’t put it down for anything even while eating dinner I had it one hand and when bedtime came I wanted to stay up all night and read it.

The plot was fast paced, suspenseful and full of suprises.The twists and turns this book took sho I’ve just finished and all I can say is holy shuck! The twists and turns this book took shocked me unlike any other book I’ve read.It also has some creative lingo but I found it easy to understand and I actually think it added to this books charm.

All I have to say is read this book especially you, Morgan :D.Aug 09, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: united-states , fiction , 21th-century , adventure , mystery , science , young-adult.

The Maze Runner is the first book in the series and was released on October 6, A group of teenagers, who call themselves the “Gladers” are left in a strange place which they call the “Glade”.

The Glade is surrounded by four doors, leading to the Maze, that close every night at sundown and open in the morning.Beyond the walls of the Glade is the ever-changing Maze, populated by horrifying, biomechanical creatures, called Grievers.Every month, a newcomer, nicknamed “Greenie”, joins the Gladers, sent by a lift they call the Box.

Each newcomer has all past memories except language and other common things wiped out.The only thing that they remember is their name.They are watched by mechanical beetles, called ‘beetle blades’ which belong to their ‘creators’.The ultimate goal of the Gladers is to find a way out of the Maze.To do so, certain Gladers called “Runners” venture into the Maze every day, to map it in an attempt to find a pattern in the Maze that would lead them to find an exit.The main character, Thomas, arrives at the Glade.

Shortly thereafter, a girl Teresa is sent up through the Box, arriving in a coma, and bringing the message: Everything is going to change.She bears a note saying “She’s the last one.

Together with new friends, such as Chuck the second-newest newbie , Newt second in command of the Gladers , and Minho Keeper of the Runners , he begins to solve the mystery of the Maze and search for a way out.View all 4 comments.The author of The Maze Runner was charged with sexual harassment.

I don’t care what you say about separating the author from the work, I will not support James Dashner.View all 27 comments.Apr 06, Wendy Darling marked it as dnf Shelves: dystopian-post-apocalyptic-utopian , read , skimmed-or-unfinished , male-ya-author , young-adult , male-pov.

A premise full of promise, but after pages, how can there still be no answers? Deliberately withholding information becomes frustrating not only for the protagonist, but for the reader as well.

The fact that Thomas does not demand more answers from his fellow captives makes it difficult to sympathize with or care what happens to him.The spoilers for the book make it sound intriguing, but I can’t wade through another pages before it gets to the point.Aside from a few physical difference A premise full of promise, but after pages, how can there still be no answers? Aside from a few physical differences and “bad” or “good” actions, the boys tend to blend together as well.

They’re not fully fleshed out or unique in any way, and for a book that’s centered around characters in a bleak environment in a desperate situation, this is a most unfortunate weakness.View all 17 comments.Oct 12, Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: At first I was a bit put out with this book.Men truly do think on a different wave length and speak another language than women.Luckily around page 60 or so, Dashner hit his stride and I became enthralled with this story.Dashner mastered the art of dolling out need to know information in spades while maintaining an air of mystery that keeps you immersed in the story, craving for more.

The Maze Runner begins with Thomas finding himself memory-less, surrounded by teenage boys of varying ages, in a strange place called the Glade.

There even appears to be order within the Glade, though it is filled with nothing but testosterone fueled teenage boys.There appears to be only a handful of rules, 1.Never threaten your fellow Gladers, 2.Everyone must pull their weight, 3.No one is allowed in the Maze aside from runners, 4.No one is allowed in the Maze after dark.Though the rules are rather self-explanatory, their necessity becomes all to clear once Thomas is allowed to know what lurks behind the stone walls protecting the Glade.

While no one knows how they came to arrive in the Glade, why they were sent, or who sent them, they all strive towards a common goal, solving the Maze and leaving the Glade.But once the first ever girl arrives into the Glade, a trigger is pulled, and the stakes for survival are raised.Luckily, there is a conclusion of sorts; however, this is clearly a series as you gain new information that tickles your intrigue before coming to a major halt.

View all 62 comments.Mar 06, Mario the lone bookwolf rated it liked it Shelves: young-adult.Trying to escape in one of the more average stereotypical fanfiction teenage dystopian young adult nightmare battle royal hunger game mix up clones.In contrast, Rick Riordan is ingenious, he transports more info and gives more edutainment that stays in mind about mythology than the whole Western education system and mixes it up with puns without end and innuendos about the current state of the planet.

Eoin Colfer is one of the most underrated, profound, and best writers in this genre, transporting complicated and difficult topics to kids and teens in an amazing manner.Others write perfect popcorn blockbusters without deeper meanings, just finetuned and polished until perfection.But Dashner? Thomas comes to the maze in a box, he has no memories of anything other than his name.He learns that he is the “GreenBean” or the newest boy to arrive.

They get arrivals once a month.There’s a ton of questions about how he got there and why there is a maze that has walls that move every night.Then there are the Grievers.Which for the life of me I could not find scary.A machine-like slug? Pour some salt on that fucker.The next day a girl arrives.It throws the boys into an uproar.A GIRL! Then they realize she has a mysterious note.It’s all about to change.I wish it would because I am dang confused.

No complete answers are ever given in this book.So a sum up of the whole book could be this very gif: Will I move on in the series? Probably not, it’s not the worst book ever but I hate not having answers so I’ll just get pissed off if I continue.View all 98 comments.Thomas wakes up in the Glade with no memory of who he is or his past.He is surrounded by boys all just like him, no idea why they are there, some have been there as long as 2 years.

They all keep the Glade running, they grow food, raise livestock and perhaps the most important job – the runners.The runners go out everyday exploring the giant maze surrounding the Glade, attempting to find an escape.Every night the doors close, and no one can get into the maze, or back out! When another Glader arrives, Teresa – the first girl Glader, things go from bad to worse.

Eventually they have to decide what to do.It was so exciting to watch everything unfold, with the terrifying grievers that live in the maze!

To see all the secrets and answers come out.Onto book 2! View all 16 comments.Dec 09, Zainab rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourite-series.You know how when people are sad they listen to sad music? I on the other hand read a whole ass sad book.The ‘sadness’, funnily enough, was the result of watching The Death Cure a thousand times and not getting over you-know-what.

You guys were right though.It was wayy different than the movie not that I’m complaining or anything I love the movie Gally’s character, the whole maze and everything was much more explicit.

I love Newt so much man.He deserves all the happiness in the world.He’s li You know how when people are sad they listen to sad music? He’s like 99 percent of the reason I started reading this series I’m not even kidding.We’re all bloody inspired,’ Newt answered.

Newt is one of the best, most understanding character ever and no one can tell me otherwise.Nov 10, Mrinmayi marked it as stay-away-from-this-author.NOTE: This is not me imposing my thoughts on anyone.I am NOT judging anyone for reading this book or wanting to support this author.I’ve got a problem with the author, NOT the reader.This review is for people who take these things into account.Personally, I don’t want to support this author.But I’m not forcing others to do the same thing.

This is your choice.I just wanted to get this out.Cause someone else did the same thing, and I’m happy about it.I was able to cancel my order for this series after reading that review.Don’t take it personally This author was charged with sexual harassment It was 2 years ago Just wanted to tell you this It’s ok if they call you a bitch They will call you a bitch regardless of what you do Your safety matters!!

Authors like him are just disgusting I mean I usually put books on this shelf when I don’t think I will like that author’s work BUT for this author I mean it figuratively AND literally I wish I could say the above tweet was not relatable BUT it is indeed relatable I think almost every woman goes through this at least once in her lifetime And if you have never gone through it then I pray to God that you will never go through any of it in the future too Its just one of the things that women would NEVER want another woman to go through This article really disturbed me I hope you all stay safe just remember this View all 65 comments.

Review more like gush : Where do I even start this review Okay, so, The Maze Runner is absolutely incredible! I loved it so much! This book instantly sucked me in, when I really just got it off my shelf to look at it!

Haha, I had always been a bit hesitant to read this book, because I didn’t think I’d like it much Boy, was I wrong.I even broke a book-lover rule and saw the movie first, because I was nev It’s 1am, just finished this and it was aMAZEing, see what I did there ; Review to come!!

I even broke a book-lover rule and saw the movie first, because I was never actually sure if I’d read this! Yet, I still enjoyed the book so much, even though I knew what was going to happen! Makes me so excited for book 2, because I don’t know what’s gonna happen Reading this made me feel like it was Christmas morning, all jittery and happy.It gave me nostalgic feels even though I’d never read it before Idk, it’s hard to place.

This book caused me severe lack of sleep, not even just by reading late into the night, but also because when I wasn’t reading, I was thinking or dreaming about this book!

I even read it at every break I got on my biology excursion! I’ve never said ‘just one more chapter’ more in my entire reading life! Which I think is fair to say I’m pretty obsessed with it!

I’m SO happy that I loved this book the way I did, because it’s been soo long since I’ve completely and utterly enjoyed a book! Go read this if you haven’t already! Might go read Scorch Trials now View all 7 comments.View all 6 comments.Jul 07, emma rated it did not like it Shelves: nope , project-review-everything , reviewed , unpopular-opinion , ya , dystopian , 1-and-a-half-stars , dark , sci-fi.

View all 19 comments.Aug 05, Brian Yahn rated it liked it.The Maze Runner is a masterfully plotted mystery.It’s intriguing.It draws you in quick and then reveals details at just the right time to keep you turning the pages for more.

While many criticize the characters for being flat, which they are, Thomas and his fellow Maze Runners are at the very least likable.They play pranks, they crack jokes, they bond in inventive ways, and most importantly they’re just fun in general.You can’t help but like characters that are trapped in an almost literal He The Maze Runner is a masterfully plotted mystery.

You can’t help but like characters that are trapped in an almost literal Hell and somehow make the most of it to the point you secretly wish you were part of it.There’s something magical in that.A story can only go so far with characters that don’t really have any meaningful connection to the plot or the setting , though.Any of these guys could’ve been replaced for any other personality with barely any notice.

I think James Dashner really squeezed the best possible plot he could out of the characters he created.The real pitfall of The Maze Runner is the writing.

As Dashner might write, It’s really, really bad.So bad, it leaves you feeling nothing in a lot of scenes you should feel loss or adrenaline or relief or View all 5 comments.Michael Deville Glader as Glader.Wes Ball.More like this.Watch options.Storyline Edit.Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies.

With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in “The Glade” for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space patrolled by cyborg monsters named ‘Grievers’.They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they’ve got and survive.

Get ready to run.Action Mystery Sci-Fi Thriller.Rated PG for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images.

Did you know Edit.Trivia The production had to hire snake wranglers to make sure the areas where they were filming were snake free.Before filming began the wranglers found 25 venomous snakes.The biggest one they found was a 5 foot rattlesnake.Goofs During the “we have tried everything” dialogue exchange, Newt says that they can’t climb to the top because the ivy doesn’t go all the way up.In multiple shots of the maze wall, it is clearly visible that the Ivy goes all the way to the top.

Quotes Chuck : You saw a Griever? Alternate versions After initially receiving a ’15’ rating, Fox cut 43 seconds of violence, threat and injury detail from the UK version to earn a less restrictive ’12A’ rating for the cinema release.This same cut version was later released on DVD and Blu-ray with a ’12’ rating, although an uncut Steelbook Blu-ray was given a limited release with a ’15’ rating.

User reviews Review.Top review.Intriguing Fantasy Tale.I can see I am in the minority here, but, to be honest, I found the film to be quite intriguing and exciting.

I went into the movie “cold”, not having read the novel by James Dashner or knowing very much about the plot.For me, this was the type of film that I knew if I just went with the flow and didn’t try and look for all the holes in the story and script that I’d be better off.The way the film was presented by first time director Wes Ball was top notch, as I felt I was right there in the maze with the main characters.

The obvious set-up for a sequel at the end of the movie didn’t bother me too much as it seems like every movie of this type “has to” have at least one.In summary, I found this movie to be very absorbing and kept my interest throughout.After Thomas and the Gladers discover the pattern, the Gladers decide to make a run for the exit.The teenagers escape to a laboratory but encounter Gally, who did not escape with them.

Acting under mind control, he moves to throw a knife at Thomas, but a young Glader, Chuck, jumps in the way and is subsequently killed.After briefly mourning Chuck’s death, all 20 Gladers are rescued and brought to a safe haven.There, they are informed about catastrophic solar flares that caused an apocalyptic event, followed by a virus, the Flare, which killed millions.

The rescuers reveal that the Gladers are among the orphaned children being tested to find a cure for the virus.

The epilogue is written in the voice of Chancellor Ava Paige, a feature of all the trilogy’s novels.She reveals that the group that rescued the Gladers may just be another variable in the experiment and that the Gladers were not the only group being evaluated.This leads directly into the events of the next book.In late , Dashner had published four books to complete The Jimmy Fincher Saga , which had been with a small regional publisher.

His publisher wanted him to write another book, but he decided he would try for a national book market instead.In November of that year he had an idea when going to be “about a bunch of teenagers living inside an unsolvable Maze full of hideous creatures, in the future, in a dark, dystopian world.

It would be an experiment, to study their minds.Terrible things would be done to them — awful things; completely hopeless — until the victims turn everything on its head.Kirkus Reviews wrote: “Hard to put down, this is clearly just a first installment, and it will leave readers dying to find out what comes next.

On the plus side, however, it’s used so often that the reader almost becomes desensitized and learns to ignore it.Fox released a film adaptation of the book, titled The Maze Runner , on 19 September Wes Ball signed on as director and T.

Nowlin wrote the screenplay.Patricia Clarkson played the role of the main antagonist Ava Paige.Creature designer Ken Barthelmey designed the Grievers for the film.Filming started on 13 May , [12] and ended 12 July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.For the film based on the book, see The Maze Runner film.For other uses, see The Maze Runner disambiguation.

Main article: The Maze Runner film.LC Online Catalog.Library of Congress lccn.Retrieved 13 November Deseret Morning News.Archived from the original on 19 December Retrieved 19 December

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During the day, the Maze is kinda sorta safe.But at night, the Grievers emerge.They can also sting you, which causes much mayhem and requires the administering of Grief Serum, which triggers the Changing.It’s Annoying.

Anyway, Thomas’ situation is bleak, made bleaker when a number of unfortunate coincidences causes him to bear witness to some truly awful acts of violence.Let’s just say one untrustworthy soul is unwittingly tossed into the Maze at night and then a girl not a boy!!!!!!!! All of this, despite the Unnecessary Capitalization and the boys using completely pointless terminology like klunk and shuckface , is totally kitty fantastico.The constant psychological mystery keeps nagging doubts at bay and the variety of personalities that populate the Glade is totally believable.

They talk like teenagers, they generally act like teenagers, and they form cliques and factions the way teenagers would.From here on I’m covering up “spoilers”, even though I think they’re total nonsense and hilariously awful.

And because I advise you not to read this book, you should click them.Just keeping the haters at bay.Then Thomas view spoiler [spends a night in hide spoiler ] the Maze.And the book falls apart.For those of you paying attention, here’s where the running into a brick wall metaphor arrives full gale.

Dashner, whose prose has heretofore been mediocre but serviceable, completely fails his audience.He writes himself into a corner.He knows it, we know it.Thomas, who has always been slightly unlikeable and jerky becomes even more unlikeable and jerky, and the plot holes start opening up like the really bad similes peppered throughout the narrative.How does Dashner patch them up? The girl who mysteriously appeared view spoiler [communicates with Thomas with her mind hide spoiler ] and tells him view spoiler [all sorts of shit that’s supposed to clear everything up hide spoiler ].

It doesn’t.It just creates a frustrating deus ex machina that could have been avoided, but isn’t.As Thomas’s character stumbles upon more and more unbelievable clues, like view spoiler [the moving walls of the maze actually form patterns of letters that Thomas will eventually and conveniently know what to do with after experiencing the Changing himself , hide spoiler ] the book loses its momentum significantly.

In fact, despite tearing through the first half of the book, I had to put it down.Afterwards, every time I looked at that stupid green cover, I found myself filled with dread – knowing full well that what remained would irritate me.

And it did.Sometimes when the first book of a trilogy ends on a cliffhanger, I feel compelled to continue.I don’t care what happens to Thomas and the rest of the characters.Maybe they’ll smoke lots of pot, form a commune, and grow daisies.Maybe they’ll turn into Grievers.But I will let you, gentle reader, find that out for yourself.View all 69 comments.

Sep 11, NReads rated it really liked it.I am seriously so angry I haven’t read this book early and even more for listening or reading those reall Okay so before I start I want to say something.Minho nodded and faced the crowd.Because it does.Dec 26, Miranda Reads rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobook.Here’s the Written Review! To Summarize: Wellllll Thomas wakes up in the middle of a glen in the center a enormous maze.He along with all of the other guys in there have no memory of life outside of the maze.

Absolutely blank slates the lot of them Their entire lives were conveniently erased just enough so they’d have language, motor skills and just enough memory to Latest BookTube Video is up – a totally serious take on writing Young Adult Lit!

Every month, a newcomer arrives to the Glade.After a brief orientation, they are sorted into a job and society continues.The day after Thomas arrives, a girl Theresa comes for the first time ever.Thomas and Theresa know each other, but they don’t remember how or why.All they have is a cryptic message – WICKED is good and a sinking feeling that they are responsible for this whole mess.

After all, this is YA lit, thus the main form of motivation has to be: I just To redeem myself.Anyway, the gladers, Thomas and Theresa spend their time mapping the maze, surviving the wilds and I suppose they invent their own slang, which gets a bit annoying after the first twenty pages.

The adventure and intrigue of the maze was more than enough to keep me entertained.That being said Like most memory-absent books, there’s a bit of an issue with the longer it goes on, the less believable it became.I mean, what are the odds that the main characters always seemed to know just enough for the situation and the rest was conveniently shrouded in shadows?

I was rather annoyed with the twist at the end.Audiobook Comments Read by Mark Deakins – and he really did a great job with tone and inflection.Despite my annoyance with some of the character’s actions, at lest we had a splendid narrator.Other Booktube videos starring this book: New week, New BookTube Video – all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live through!

Annnd here’s another booktube video: Stuck at home? Got some time on your hands? Want to start a long series? But you don’t want a dud? Check out this booktube video all about which series are worth your time and which ones aren’t! View all 48 comments.Shelves: monsters , punching-tour , young-adult , reviewed , audio , utopia-dystopia , slaves.Q: if you could edit this book, what would you take out?

A: the words.Have you ever had an eight-year-old kid try to describe to you winning a level of a video game? Have you ever had a middle-aged man try to describe to you completing the games section of the New York Times?

It is more boring if only for the constant, “What are you talking about? I won’t tell you! I know that I am predisposed not to like it because there are no female characters no, I do not count the leggy, blue-eyed girlfriend as a female character , but, really, I ask you: are there any male characters either? If you say, yes, then I challenge you to prove it.What about the ducks in Duck Hunt? Are they characters? We have to draw the line somewhere.And I submit to you that there are no characters in this book.

Or, at least, there are fewer characters in this book than there are in Duck Hunt.Also, a couple of things that bothered me throughout: 1.What famous scientist was Minho named after? Like the only Asian kid in the book.Because there are no Asian scientists today that he could name someone after.Zart and the Asian kid were not named after scientists.They obviously can climb.But not over the wall? Did I miss this? At first I thought the kids were in some kind of dome, but then it seemed like it was just a really tall wall.

That it was impossible to climb? What purpose does the telepathy serve? None is the answer.It serves no purpose.Why is this book so, so, so long and boring? So, maybe a third of the way through the book, I developed this false hope that this book would be some kind of pretty metaphor for children going through the grieving process and supporting each other in loss.

Maybe the challenges of the maze and the bonding of the boys in the glade will have some larger message.This book is not about that.It is about doing the NYT games section and then maybe vague talk of zombies later.Total bullshit.I have to think this book came out while LOST was still on and before its terrible conclusion, which forced millions of Americans to face the fact that when it looks like a story will have no purpose, it probably has no purpose.I have to think Dashner thought he could bank on the millions of us willing to suspend our skepticism and keep watching a show whose writers clearly had no plan.

I am hoping that in the wake of that disaster, we will have grown up a little and be less willing to stand for bullshit like this.I googled it, and, yes, I was right.Cashing in on gullible LOST audience.Dec 22, Emily May rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult , dystopia-utopia , , sci-fi.It’s funny how just a few years can change everything – your reading tastes, your expectations, your standards It seemed fast-paced, exciting and a little scary.

Plus, I thought the slang was a nice touch.It’s not terrible.I can still see why someone who is new to YA dystopias might get caught up in the loosely-plotted read: nothing happens drama and think that “shuck” amounts to a clever invention of a new language.But as I was rereading this before seeing the new movie, I realised just how much it pales in comparison to many others in the genre.

The thing about this book is that it is so simplistic and I’m not here to simply piss off the book’s fans – I enjoyed it too, remember! The language seems silly now.The scary Grievers no longer seem scary, but cartoon comical instead.Dashner uses that tiresome old writing technique called “withholding information” to propel the non-existent plot along.The whole book is built around a single mystery – that of the maze – and our supposedly intelligent-beyond-belief characters keep the novel going by standing around and scratching their heads.

It’s so lacking in any depth, layers or complexity.Comparisons to The Hunger Games are frankly quite hilarious when you consider Collins’ intricate world, complex characters and clever plot Not to mention that Thomas is an extremely boring, self-sacrificing MC.

In its defense, though, I was still affected by what happens near the end.I would recommend the book – with some hesitation – for younger readers or those who are new to YA dystopian fiction.View all 93 comments.Dec 30, Nataliya rated it did not like it Shelves: reads.The last page is turned and all I have to say is this: What for the love of all that’s good and pure was this foolishness?

Sometimes this strategy backfires and the ‘fluffy’ book actually tries to break my long-suffering brain cells with its sheer stupidity.It’s not even mediocre; mediocrity would be elev The last page is turned and all I have to say is this: What for the love of all that’s good and pure was this foolishness? It’s not even mediocre; mediocrity would be elevating this book to the undeserved heights.

It’s simply boring, uninspired, ridiculous and poorly executed.When there is no reason for keeping the characters in the dark, all suspense goes out of the window.There was no reason why nobody could tell Thomas what was going on when he showed up in the Glade or when he saw the Doors or the Maze.While I’m at it, can anyone please explain why the klunky shanking shuckface are the words randomly capitalized?

Is the book meant to evoke the thoughts of the German language where the nouns are capitalized? Or was the author too lazy to come up with proper names for places and instead just threw in some capitalization? Foolishness, I say.The frustrating to me approach of never discussing what happened with those who went through the Changing.

The lack of curiosity about the only potential exit from the Maze that the boys have found in two! The pointless doing the same thing over and over again just to come up with the same results, relishing in the special status of the Runners instead of just sitting down to discuss the situation and their findings.The atrocious unbearable awkward slang.Replacing ‘fuck’ with ‘shuck’ and ‘shit’ with ‘klank’ for PG purposes does not work when you shove it unto the readers’ faces every sentence or so.

At least be inventive or make it sound organic, but all that’s achieved is sounding like a five-year-old complaining to her Mummy.The silver plate on which everything is handed to the absolutely special protagonist.Because Thomas is so special at fragging everything.He doesn’t even need to try.Instead, when we need a proof of his awesomeness, the get the sudden impulses and urges that are never wrong, or if that fails, simply a quasi-recollection that saves the day.Which segues into my next frustration point: The lack of any character development besides the-author-wants-it-so approach.

The author knows what he wants to happen in this book, and he moves the characters along like checkers pieces, just to make plot happen.The characters are just sorta there, are static, and therefore I could never get invested in them enough to care even when some of them died.Especially when the death of at least one of them was pointless.The pointless villains and scares that should have been comic relief instead.

Yes, the Grievers and the strangely non-menacing way they were portrayed.The Maze that is anything but intimidating that effect is due to the non-spectacular writing, really.The Changing – oh so scary of experience! The pointless vilifying of perfectly reasonable characters for the sole purpose of making our special protagonist even more snowflake-ish.

It’s poor Gally, who’s labeled as a “bully” before he’s had a chance to do anything even remotely bully-ish except for staring at Thomas with dislike.To cement his unlikeability, Gally is described as physically unattractive – because in shallow books like this one if you look like a villain, you must be one.Gally, whose distrust of Thomas is perfectly logical if any of the characters would take any time to think about it instead of singing accolades to the Special Snowflake.

The too-stupid-to-live characters.Every few pages my reaction was – really? You guys haven’t tried that? You haven’t thought of this?? You haven’t talked about that? The action scenes that read like a video game narration.This does not work in real life – even the kind of ‘real life’ that involves a few dozen of teen boys stranded in a few square miles area where they successfully run a farm, a slaughterhouse and an industrial-size kitchen.

The “big reveal” that is simply told to us, without anyone really earning it.No, the characters do not work hard just to get the pay-off; they get told all that’s happening, like a cheap trick.

The absolute lack of any suspense or motivation to help propel the plot forward.No, everything is simplistic, childish and therefore strangely light and unconcerning.There is no depth, no real substance, and no complexity.It’s page-filler, easy to read, easy to forget.A frustrated yawn, at that.

View all 59 comments.A fear he had never known filled him to the point of insanity.Of course I was very intrigued and immediately wanted to read the books before I watched the second movie.Well, you know what they say about good intentions, right?

Love that saying by the way.Unfortunately the book was always borrowed from my library and already pre-ordered by other people.Seriously, what is it with you guys in Austria that you all want to read the same book?! Imagine my delight when I finally borrowed it from the library!

And the rest? Well, the rest is reading review history as you can see! You look bloody awful.XD What I found pretty interesting was the fact that in the movie the infected people seem to be like zombies.

I mean I could be wrong there, the memories of the kids are more than just patchy after all, but I still got the impression that the infected are just people that suffer from some sort of sickness.Guess Hollywood thought zombies would sell better? It made them human and relatable and I literally breathed for their conversations.

See what I mean? I mean I wanted to read this series for ages but only got the book now.Boy, I hope Newt is going to be awesome, because he definitely was one of my fave characters in the movies.Wish me luck! Shelves: e-book , series , male-protagonist , books-made-into-movies , science-fiction , Oh more like my brain was blown into freaking little bits.I kept thinking about it after I was done.I finished it into the late hours of the night and I kept circling in my head what was going to happen next.

The point is moot but I am definitely going to read the sequel The Scorch Trials.From the start as the reader we have NO idea what is happening.All Thomas can remember is his name.Not where he came from or any specific details of his life.Neither do any of the other Gladers who he meets in the beginning of the book.

The place is filled with boys whose sole purpose is to try to get out of this place by solving the maze.They haven’t had any luck in two years, but that may all change with Thomas’s arrival.Strange things start to happen, and people are pointing fingers at Thomas.Will he be the one to get them out, or the boy who will bring them down? At first I was having a hard time getting into this book.Nobody wants to answer Thomas’s questions, and I got just as frustrated as he did.I actually still don’t completely understand why they didn’t want to answer all his questions right away.

The plot does pick up speed though and you get to meet Newt, Chuck, Minho, and Alby all important characters in their own right.

The world building is good because I got the creeps just thinking about the grievers, and I can feel the desperation but at the same time the camaraderie the guys have with each other.There is also a unique language setup that was a tad-bit confusing at first but you pick it up as Thomas does.

The ending certainly is gonna give the series a big shakeup.I really want to see what Dashner has up his sleeve this time.They had all these books that were hugely popular within the young adult realm and I had read all of them except, you guessed it, this one.I couldn’t have any of that! Added later: Great news guys, there are making this into a movie!

Here is a link to the little info that is out about the movie.Basically nothing but hopefully in the coming months that will change!

Okay the trailer is out! I am officially excited guys.View all 55 comments.Jun 12, jessica rated it it was amazing.View all 11 comments.May 28, Nic rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult , , favourites.I’ve just finished and all I can say is holy shuck! This book is awesome! After about pages it got to the point where I couldn’t put it down for anything even while eating dinner I had it one hand and when bedtime came I wanted to stay up all night and read it.

The plot was fast paced, suspenseful and full of suprises.The twists and turns this book took sho I’ve just finished and all I can say is holy shuck! The twists and turns this book took shocked me unlike any other book I’ve read.

It also has some creative lingo but I found it easy to understand and I actually think it added to this books charm.All I have to say is read this book especially you, Morgan :D.Aug 09, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: united-states , fiction , 21th-century , adventure , mystery , science , young-adult.

The Maze Runner is the first book in the series and was released on October 6, A group of teenagers, who call themselves the “Gladers” are left in a strange place which they call the “Glade”.The Glade is surrounded by four doors, leading to the Maze, that close every night at sundown and open in the morning.

Beyond the walls of the Glade is the ever-changing Maze, populated by horrifying, biomechanical creatures, called Grievers.Every month, a newcomer, nicknamed “Greenie”, joins the Gladers, sent by a lift they call the Box.Each newcomer has all past memories except language and other common things wiped out.The only thing that they remember is their name.

They are watched by mechanical beetles, called ‘beetle blades’ which belong to their ‘creators’.The ultimate goal of the Gladers is to find a way out of the Maze.To do so, certain Gladers called “Runners” venture into the Maze every day, to map it in an attempt to find a pattern in the Maze that would lead them to find an exit.The main character, Thomas, arrives at the Glade.Shortly thereafter, a girl Teresa is sent up through the Box, arriving in a coma, and bringing the message: Everything is going to change.

She bears a note saying “She’s the last one.Together with new friends, such as Chuck the second-newest newbie , Newt second in command of the Gladers , and Minho Keeper of the Runners , he begins to solve the mystery of the Maze and search for a way out.View all 4 comments.The author of The Maze Runner was charged with sexual harassment.

I don’t care what you say about separating the author from the work, I will not support James Dashner.View all 27 comments.Apr 06, Wendy Darling marked it as dnf Shelves: dystopian-post-apocalyptic-utopian , read , skimmed-or-unfinished , male-ya-author , young-adult , male-pov.A premise full of promise, but after pages, how can there still be no answers?

Deliberately withholding information becomes frustrating not only for the protagonist, but for the reader as well.The fact that Thomas does not demand more answers from his fellow captives makes it difficult to sympathize with or care what happens to him.The spoilers for the book make it sound intriguing, but I can’t wade through another pages before it gets to the point.

Aside from a few physical difference A premise full of promise, but after pages, how can there still be no answers? Aside from a few physical differences and “bad” or “good” actions, the boys tend to blend together as well.

They’re not fully fleshed out or unique in any way, and for a book that’s centered around characters in a bleak environment in a desperate situation, this is a most unfortunate weakness.View all 17 comments.Oct 12, Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: At first I was a bit put out with this book.Men truly do think on a different wave length and speak another language than women.Luckily around page 60 or so, Dashner hit his stride and I became enthralled with this story.

Dashner mastered the art of dolling out need to know information in spades while maintaining an air of mystery that keeps you immersed in the story, craving for more.The Maze Runner begins with Thomas finding himself memory-less, surrounded by teenage boys of varying ages, in a strange place called the Glade.There even appears to be order within the Glade, though it is filled with nothing but testosterone fueled teenage boys.There appears to be only a handful of rules, 1.

Never threaten your fellow Gladers, 2.Everyone must pull their weight, 3.No one is allowed in the Maze aside from runners, 4.No one is allowed in the Maze after dark.

Though the rules are rather self-explanatory, their necessity becomes all to clear once Thomas is allowed to know what lurks behind the stone walls protecting the Glade.While no one knows how they came to arrive in the Glade, why they were sent, or who sent them, they all strive towards a common goal, solving the Maze and leaving the Glade.

But once the first ever girl arrives into the Glade, a trigger is pulled, and the stakes for survival are raised.Luckily, there is a conclusion of sorts; however, this is clearly a series as you gain new information that tickles your intrigue before coming to a major halt.View all 62 comments.Mar 06, Mario the lone bookwolf rated it liked it Shelves: young-adult.

Trying to escape in one of the more average stereotypical fanfiction teenage dystopian young adult nightmare battle royal hunger game mix up clones.In contrast, Rick Riordan is ingenious, he transports more info and gives more edutainment that stays in mind about mythology than the whole Western education system and mixes it up with puns without end and innuendos about the current state of the planet.Eoin Colfer is one of the most underrated, profound, and best writers in this genre, transporting complicated and difficult topics to kids and teens in an amazing manner.

Others write perfect popcorn blockbusters without deeper meanings, just finetuned and polished until perfection.But Dashner? Thomas comes to the maze in a box, he has no memories of anything other than his name.He learns that he is the “GreenBean” or the newest boy to arrive.They get arrivals once a month.There’s a ton of questions about how he got there and why there is a maze that has walls that move every night.Then there are the Grievers.Which for the life of me I could not find scary.

A machine-like slug? Pour some salt on that fucker.The next day a girl arrives.It throws the boys into an uproar.A GIRL! Then they realize she has a mysterious note.It’s all about to change.I wish it would because I am dang confused.No complete answers are ever given in this book.So a sum up of the whole book could be this very gif: Will I move on in the series?

Probably not, it’s not the worst book ever but I hate not having answers so I’ll just get pissed off if I continue.View all 98 comments.Thomas wakes up in the Glade with no memory of who he is or his past.

He is surrounded by boys all just like him, no idea why they are there, some have been there as long as 2 years.They all keep the Glade running, they grow food, raise livestock and perhaps the most important job – the runners.The runners go out everyday exploring the giant maze surrounding the Glade, attempting to find an escape.

Every night the doors close, and no one can get into the maze, or back out! When another Glader arrives, Teresa – the first girl Glader, things go from bad to worse.Eventually they have to decide what to do.It was so exciting to watch everything unfold, with the terrifying grievers that live in the maze! To see all the secrets and answers come out.Onto book 2! View all 16 comments.Dec 09, Zainab rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourite-series.

You know how when people are sad they listen to sad music? I on the other hand read a whole ass sad book.The ‘sadness’, funnily enough, was the result of watching The Death Cure a thousand times and not getting over you-know-what.You guys were right though.

It was wayy different than the movie not that I’m complaining or anything I love the movie Gally’s character, the whole maze and everything was much more explicit.I love Newt so much man.He deserves all the happiness in the world.

He’s li You know how when people are sad they listen to sad music? In late , Dashner had published four books to complete The Jimmy Fincher Saga , which had been with a small regional publisher.His publisher wanted him to write another book, but he decided he would try for a national book market instead.In November of that year he had an idea when going to be “about a bunch of teenagers living inside an unsolvable Maze full of hideous creatures, in the future, in a dark, dystopian world.

It would be an experiment, to study their minds.Terrible things would be done to them — awful things; completely hopeless — until the victims turn everything on its head.Kirkus Reviews wrote: “Hard to put down, this is clearly just a first installment, and it will leave readers dying to find out what comes next.On the plus side, however, it’s used so often that the reader almost becomes desensitized and learns to ignore it.

Fox released a film adaptation of the book, titled The Maze Runner , on 19 September Wes Ball signed on as director and T.Nowlin wrote the screenplay.Patricia Clarkson played the role of the main antagonist Ava Paige.Creature designer Ken Barthelmey designed the Grievers for the film.Filming started on 13 May , [12] and ended 12 July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.For the film based on the book, see The Maze Runner film.

For other uses, see The Maze Runner disambiguation.Main article: The Maze Runner film.LC Online Catalog.Library of Congress lccn.Retrieved 13 November Deseret Morning News.Archived from the original on 19 December Retrieved 19 December The Dashner Dude.Retrieved 5 February Kirkus Reviews.The Los Angeles Times.Retrieved 28 June Retrieved 13 March Retrieved 8 April Good that”.Retrieved 23 December They start filming in May.Release date of 19 September dashnerchat”.

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Oct 12, Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: Wish me luck!

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