I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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“I’m Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. Iain Reid has crafted a tight, ferocious little book, with a persistent tenor of suspense that tightens and mounts toward its visionary, harrowing final pages” (Scott Heim, award-winning author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear).

I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.

Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”

And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.

In this “dark and compelling…unputdownable” (Booklist, starred review) literary thriller, debut novelist Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, this novel “packs a big psychological punch with a twisty story line and an ending that will leave readers breathless” (Library Journal, starred review).
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Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction, One Bird's Choice and The Truth About Luck, which was one of Globe and Mail's best books of 2013. Reid’s work has appeared in a variety of publications throughout North America, including The New Yorker, The Globe and Mail, and the National Post. In 2015, he received the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 240
Erscheinungsdatum 11.04.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5011-2694-9
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 21,3/14,1/2 cm
Gewicht 216 g
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I was scared. And I didn't know why..
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 17.08.2018
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This lingering feeling started somewhere in my stomach and slowly but surely crept through my hole body until I thought my heart was racing. What really got me hooked from page one was the writing style - I immediately knew I would love it because of that. It's concise,... This lingering feeling started somewhere in my stomach and slowly but surely crept through my hole body until I thought my heart was racing. What really got me hooked from page one was the writing style - I immediately knew I would love it because of that. It's concise, not overly poetic but a bit abstract and philosophical at times and it just creates this eery tone that underlines the atmosphere perfectly. But besides being deeply unsettling I found this book to be thought provoking as well. It explores a lot of ideas about relationships in general, who we are to one another and if we can ever truly know another person. Somewhere along the line I thought about the movie "Get Out (2017)", which left me with the same "What the actual fuck!?" and "I need to read this again to fully comprehend what I just experienced!" kind of feeling. This is definitely by far the best book I read in a long time!

A brillantly twisted, gripping, tense story
von Circlestones Books Blog am 26.07.2018

?Reality happens only once.? (Quotation page 48) Content: Two people in a car, driving on a cold winter day somewhere in the rural country. Jake and his girlfriend are going to visit his parents who live on a lonely farm. The girl is thinking about the future, but mostly about ending... ?Reality happens only once.? (Quotation page 48) Content: Two people in a car, driving on a cold winter day somewhere in the rural country. Jake and his girlfriend are going to visit his parents who live on a lonely farm. The girl is thinking about the future, but mostly about ending things. They could stay overnight but the girl wants to dive home, although it is late, snowing and freezing. Theme and genre: This is a gripping, dense, psychological thriller with many unforeseeable twists and chapters that seem not to fit into the story. A simple road trip that ends different from anything the reader would expect. Characters: The girl, we do not even know her name, is thinking about ending things, maybe after having met his parents. She is scared by many calls and voice messages from a stranger, telling her ?there is only one question?. Jack is intelligent and the girl seems somehow attracted to him. Plot and writing: It seems a simple car ride, written in the first person as told only by the girl and her thoughts. Interrupted by pieces of a written conversation that gives some frightening hints. A special twisted story, chilling and very entertaining the same time. Conclusion: Words are missing to explain this gripping psychological thriller, the genius of the author, without giving too many hints. I would recommend just reading it and enjoying.

Fantastic creepy atmosphere
von Lisa F. aus Berlin am 11.04.2018
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This book has a fantastic creepy atmosphere and initially I was really confused by the ending because I didn't want it to be true, it felt like such a cheap trick. But still, this book had me hooked and spooked.