Adaptation #97: WICKED is… Good?

header097The hosts discuss James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, speculating more about the rest of the series than the upcoming film. They wonder at the society created in the Glade, the bravery of the runners and how bad the world must have gotten to justify the Maze as a solution.

Check out our episode on the film here! And on the next book, The Scorch Trials, here!

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Giver, Divergent, Catching Fire, and Ender’s Game.


Music: The Righteous and the Wicked by Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Main Discussion

The Maze Runner

-by James Dashner

-published in 2007

-first in a series, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure and a prequel, The Kill Order

-writing syle (repetitive?)

-their own swear words

-Maze as a society


-Maze as a code

-the Creators loooking for kids/ppl that won’t give up, keep hoping and fighting

-epilogue (anyone surprised?)

-themes/issues: humanity, hope, survival, sacrifice, memories making you who you are (or not)

The Maze Runner (2014)

-Written by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and TS Nowlin

-Directed by Wes Ball

-Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen and Ki Hong Lee

Next episode: the series Emma Approved
Previous episode: The Giver (film)

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