The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1)
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he alm...more
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1. Read The Maze Runner first, if you (or whoever) are considering this book. If you can stand that…moreSlightly. It's about a game alright.
1. Read The Maze Runner first, if you (or whoever) are considering this book. If you can stand that book, go ahead. Otherwise, trash it. It's largely made of similar crap.
2. I'm not hugely into Sword Art Online, but I think The Eye of Minds can be simplified down to a crappier, more juvenile version of that.(less)
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The Eye Of Minds was one of my most anticipated read of 2013 and it definitely delivered. I have been a huge, huge James Dashner fan ever since I first read The Maze Runner in my pre-blogging days. I consider myself a member of the Dashner Army, and I was so happy when Go Fla...more
After I finished reading The Eye of Minds,the first in James Dashner's new YA sci-fi series The Mortality Doctrine, all I basically did was:
1. eat in my sleep...
2. run in my sleep...
... then wake up in shock horror.
3. play the guitar, pretending I'm a rock god in my own VirtNet...
...while really feeling considerably itchy.
Basically The Eye of Mindswill mess with your mind.
Even Sassy attempted to access the VirtNet again...
...but she ended
Okay back to the book.
This Dashner novel is very reminiscent of the anime "sword art online".
I really really liked that anime show a lot! Plus I was an avid fan of MMORPG back in my days (It was the dawn of Ragnarok Online)..
So the inspiration is not really new to...more
What the HELL did I just read?
James Dashner's writing style is nothing like anything I've ever read, or anything I ever will read.
It's simple and complex at the same time. It is full of so many contradictions, so many layers, so much depth that it's really impossible to describe his books.
The thing about James Dashner:
He does everything for a reason.
No detail is too trivial. No plot twist too big or small. Everything matters. In the end, when everything fi...more
First things first, the book was okay after I finished it. I read The Maze Runner (really liked it) and The Scorch Trials (hated it), so this was my third Dashner book and the book that would sort of solidify my opinion of Dashner. And I've decided I don't like the way he writes.
While I found the book okay as a whole after finishing, it was not fun to read; it was just annoying. Similar to the Maze Runner series, I appreciate the concept and core sto...more
There was a reason the VNS has chosen him and his friends, Michael thought, and he was glad for the reminder of the lengths they'd need to go.
We can do this, he told himself. Over and over.
I was never really thrilled to be reading this book, nor did I have super high expectations for it. This is an author that I've not really been fond of, both because I could never get into The Maze Runner , and also because I've seen some comments made by him against reviewers and they deterred me from...more
Yes, the plot was very interesting and action pa...more
Kindly skip the sentences that were underlined as they will contain spoilers.
Before I get into the review of the novel, I'd like to point out that I was expecting this to be a bad rip off of Ready Player One. RPO's one of my favorite novels, so I had mountain high expectations for The Eye of Minds.
Just like James Dashner's The Maze Runner, this one literally started with a mystery. I kinda like that about Dashner. A mystery at the very beginning tends to make the reader speculate possible eve...more
El libro no me convenció del todo en ningún momento. Como primera instancia los capítulos aparte de ser cortos, estaban divididos como en ocho...more
The Eye of Minds is set primarily in a virtual world called VirtNet, a world much pre...more
Short story: The Eye of Minds is my first James Dashner book and I must say that it was a pleasant read. This book in particular is an adventure novel. I honestly felt that I was part of the trio's team in trying to find Kaine, a rogue hacker that is taking players hostage on the virtual net and causing chaos. The VNS, Virtual Net Security, force..err.. ask Michael and his two friends to find that hacker, and off they go. This book is fairly short, at 300 pages, and it was fun to read...more
Overall, this book made me w...more
No se lleva las cinco estrellas porque la primera mitad tuvo sus altibajos, pero a este tipo le encanta jugar con la mente del lector (y con su cordura, agreguemos), creó un universo muy rico y una historia brillante.
Hacía mucho que no me torturaban tanto.
This whole book doesn't deserve more than 2 stars, but a half star is for the last chapter alone. For the unexpected twist. Meaning: It's not really worth reading.
What can I say.. I'm very disappointed. From the 5-star-amazing-book The Maze Runner, to this.. a scattered, not fun to read, not well explained book. The more I continued reading the more I wished the book had an "Enable Editing" button so that I can erase the sentences that just d...more
With hackers about, there is one particular hacker who is destroying this virtual reali...more
The Eye of Minds takes all the elements of an epic fantasy with a unique world, crazy creatures and whirlwind events and changes it up – by setting it in a virtual reality world. Here we experience James Dashner’s epic imagination with horrific events, fantastical happenings, scary monsters and more.
Michael and his gamer friends Bryson and Sarah meet regularly in the virtual world called the Virtnet, where they assume virtua...more
The story is based on three teens who spend their free time in a coffin like structure where they're hooked up to tiny wires that allow them to enter into a virtual gaming world called VirtNet. In the VirtNet you feel everything like its real life, including pain. The main characters are teenagers -- Michael, Bryson, and Sarah. They've never meet in real life, but spend all their time together in the Virtnet. They ar...more
This book was just as thrilling as the Maze Runner with a strong teenaged male character and a hint at romance between the M.C. and a close friend. Dashner does not really toy with romance but he always kind of hints at it so don't worry about spoilers. I'm not really telling you anyth...more
Intended Audience: YA
Sexual content: None
Ace/Genderqueer characters: ?
Rating: PG-13 for violence and psychologically disturbing scenarios
Writing style: 2/5
Likable characters: 2/5
Michael and his friends spend a lot of time on the VirtNet—or in the Sleep, as most gamers call it. But their playground is being threatened by a man named Kaine, who somehow has the ability to trap players in the Sleep, eventually causing brain death in real life. Michael,...more
Okay, if I put on my "would kids like this" hat, this book is pretty great. It's a fast-paced techno-thriller with a lot of twists and turns to keep the story moving along. A good gateway book for reluctant readers, perhaps.
If I put on my "is this a good book" hat, I just want to throw it across the room in frustration and agony. While the book certainly falls in line with Tad Williams's Otherland and Conor Kostick's Saga thematically, it's written more like a Dan Brown or Brad Meltzer book...more
As with all Dashner books this is a great combination of action and what the heck is going on here. Great read!
I'll start by saying that I've never read James Dashner before this, but I know his name is well known in the world of Young Adult science fiction with his books in the Maze Runner series. Why I chose to tackle this book instead of starting with The Maze Runner is simple: I was initially drawn to the gamer culture aspect in the description, and it sounded enough like Ernest Cline's Ready Player One (which I loved) to make...more
I thought I knew the answer.I thought I saw the pattern in the ga...more
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