Did anyone see the Maze Runner movie this weekend? Either way I want to know which of the boys in the glade you would marry, which you’d date, and which you’d dump. You can choose from any of the boys, but my suggestions are Thomas, Minho, and Alby. Let me know in the comments who you pick! Continue reading
I’m a late adopter of The Maze Runner books. I only started the book this summer after urging from a lot of you. I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did. I loved the level of suspense it created, while also presenting an interesting logic problem for the reader to try to parse through along with Thomas. Full disclosure, I was pretty sleepy when I went to the midnight showing last night. I was also a little frazzled from getting very lost trying to find the theater and meeting new people (the second years in my writing program were the ones who offered the invited). However, my impression of the film was that the suspense is done very well, but the logic problem part of the book is basically ignored.
Early in The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, one boy looks at Thomas (the main character) and says “If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” Thomas has just arrived in a strange landscape called the Glade in a metal box. The only thing he remembers is his name. The Glade if full of teenage boys who’ve arrived one by one each month. They don’t know why they are there or where they are. They don’t know who put them there. But they do know that the only way out is through the maze. The problem? The walls of the maze rearrange every night and no one has ever made it out alive. Just like one of the boys tells Thomas, I will tell you (with slightly better grammar) that if you aren’t at least a little scared while you are reading this book, than you probably aren’t human. Just my opinion! Continue reading