I just finished reading the novel The Maze Runner. I thought I would be bored by it despite the best seller stamp (some best sellers I am just not huge into but I totes applaud the work). However, all I could think whilst reading this novel was...
...this is amazing.
...this novel has excellent characterization.
...what a great example of 3rd person utilization!
...could the plot be any more suspenseful?
...how did I not pick this up RIGHT AWAY?
Well, I can tell you I didn't pick up the novel right away because of the cover. It is horrid, IMO. It reminds me of a Heinlein cover from way back when. In fact, I kind of wonder if we have a cover that is *almost* the same somewhere on our shelves. We do!!!! Can you guess which one?? It is greeeeeeen...
Honestly, I might have missed out on one awesome novel just because of the cover. How often we go for aesthetically pleasing covers over content. Okay, maybe you don't. BUT I SO do.
Seriously, people. Go out and read this novel. You won't regret it.
Next week, I will examine this novel in relation to WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL. You won't want to miss it.
Er, maybe you will. It is Christmas after all.
But let's just say this novel has led to an epiphany of gigantic proportions for me in the area of being a reader AND a writer. So if you care at all to hear my drivel, tune in next week!