1. What will happen to Max, Big, and Zed?
We have not heard the last of these three mice. There are a few things I can say about what happens next: The adventures of Max, Big, and Zed continue outside the maze, but there are also more mazes to visit. Their lives intersect again and in more interesting ways. New characters enter the story. The plot thickens.
2. What was the inspiration for these three characters?
The story began with Max, who was born almost instantly after I read Who Moved My Cheese? (WMMC) for the first time. He came to embody my intellectual and affective response to WMMC. Of course, his story could not be written until he had grown up quite a bit—which is to say, until the intellectual and affective ...