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A Reader of Fictions: The Rat - The Walkmen

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Rat - The Walkmen

The Death Cure
The Maze Runner, Book 3

Author: James Dashner
Pages: 324
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Dashner's series has been highly lauded by a lot of people. Many rate it just below The Hunger Games in action-packed awesome dystopia. Unfortunately, I have never liked it, as is evinced in my review for the second book. I kept hoping I would find something of serious value in it, which is why I read through to the end of the series. In fact, I liked the first book best of all of them.

Even now, having finished, I feel like so much was never explained or perhaps even though out about what was going on in this world. The ending struck me as incredibly lame and ineffective. There were so many hints about deeper things going on with WICKED and with the Flare. He has all of these dreams/memories that suggest all of this crazy, interesting, horrifying stuff, but nothing else is ever done with that. Perhaps he wanted to leave it open for more books later, but I don't think this was cool at all.

Anyway, I don't want to continue ranting about this, because, as I said, most people will really love this book and this series. However, if you're in the minority that was not impressed with the first book (or even two), you will not be thrilled with this one either. This series is more about action than explanation or really getting into a well-thought-out new universe.

Rating: .5/5

The song is in honor (?) of the Rat Man, and how he stupidly thought anyone would want to help him after the trials, even if they helped plan them in the first place.

"You've got a nerve to be asking a favor"

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