Last night I finished reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I’m not sure whether I’ve not felt like this about a book before or whether it just hasn’t been so obvious, but as far as I can remember, this was the first book where I didn’t really enjoy how it was written at all, but loved the plot so just had to keep reading.
I guess this would prove that you don’t necessarily need to have all the components of writing spot on, as long as you’ve got that something to keep the readers going on and wanting for more.
For a wannabe writer that’s encouraging in a way. It’s like a safety net. Even though for great things you should probably just plunge in head first and devil-may-care. But what do I know anyway. Sometimes you just need that extra bit of comfort and reassurance.
It was 27/25 book of my this year’s reading challenge. I think next year I’ll aim for 30. And overall I’d give the book 3/5 – it was good entertainment and kept me reading until the late hours of the night.