The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction pentalogy of the same name by James Dashner.The novel was published on October 7, 2009, by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, and was made into a 2014 major motion picture by 20th Century Fox.
I read the Maze Runner a while ago and I didn’t enjoy it. It took me nearly a month to finish it and I almost abandoned the rest of the series. I liked the concept but the execution didn’t appeal to me. I don’t know if it was the pace, the writing style or my mood at the time that played a part in me not liking it but it was enough for me not to spare even a second glance at the remainder of the series.
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I recently watched The Maze Runner movie and I loved it! I was a bit skeptical and I had tried watching it before but I gave up only 10 minutes in. I decided to give it one more chance, knowing I was going to right a post about it and I’m glad I did because I thought it was amazing. There were obvious changes from the book and the movie (Thomas and Teresa’s mind link thing?) but I found myself not minding that much.
The movie. Definitely the movie. While I won’t ever re-read the book (not even to see if I’ll like it the second time around), I would re-watch the movie anytime, for sure. Separating the book and the movie is a better way to watch it because there are quite a few changes but I don’t think it takes away from the original story. If I’m being honest, The movie really helped with me wanting to continue with the series.