Beware of "The Maze Runner", it's extremely gripping and addictive!
- Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch
Imagine waking up in a cold, metal lift, nothing but darkness surrounding you, and the worst part: you don't know how you got there. And better yet: you don't remember anything but your name. Wouldn't you be scared to death? That's exactly what Thomas feels like when he finds himself in that situation. But things don't get bette... Imagine waking up in a cold, metal lift, nothing but darkness surrounding you, and the worst part: you don't know how you got there. And better yet: you don't remember anything but your name. Wouldn't you be scared to death? That's exactly what Thomas feels like when he finds himself in that situation. But things don't get better when the doors of the lift finally open and he finds out he's trapped inside a huge maze. However, he's not the only one. About fifty other boys of different age, race and personality have been sent to this strange place too, and they don't know the reason for why they were put there either. The only difference between Thomas and the rest of the boys is that he's not willing to accept this "new life", he's determined to escape the labyrinth. Getting out won't be easy, he knows that, considering the deadly half-machine, half-animal creatures called "Grievers" are programmed to attack and kill humans. But staying isn't an option either, so Thomas goes down a road of no return. Personally, I find the idea of this whole book series very extraordinary. James Dashner created a whole new world (literally) and keeps the reader riveted by Thomas' adventures inside the maze. Dashner describes what the main character is thinking and feeling precisely enough to make you go through the same inner turmoil that he's in, but doesn't exaggerate, which is what keeps the story thrilling and gripping. The end of Book 1 leaves you breathless and excited to read what's going to happen next, because this is by far not the end of the story. Fortunately there are 3 more books you can sink your teeth into, and there's also a DVD and Blu-Ray available, so you can watch the motion picture based on the first novel over and over.
The Maze Runner 1
Maze Runner Series: Book 1
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers
is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys
who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre
of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there
\- or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is
that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything
\- even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that
patrol its corridors, to try and find out.
James Dashner wuchs in einer Kleinstadt in Georgia, USA, auf. Der dichte Wald in dieser Gegend lieferte ihm bereits als Kind viele Ideen für seine späteren Geschichten. Nach seinem Studium arbeitete James zunächst in der Wirtschaft. Doch schon bald fühlte er sich als "kreativer Mensch im Körper eines Buchhalters" gefangen und wandte sich dem Schreiben zu. Seitdem ist er Autor zahlreicher Bücher. James lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen vier Kindern inmitten der Rocky Mountains, behauptet er zumindest.
James Dashner was born and raised in Georgiea but lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.