I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!

I m Thinking of Ending Things A Book Club Recommendation You will be scared But you won t know why 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

  • Title: I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation!
  • Author: Iain Reid
  • ISBN: 9781501126963
  • Page: 141
  • Format: ebook
  • You will be scared But you won t know why 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.InYou will be scared But you won t know why 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 deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned In this smart, suspenseful, and intense 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 pulls you in from the very first page and never lets you go.
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    • Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

      Jake and his girlfriend are on a road trip to go and see Jake's parents at their rural farm.The point of view is from the girlfriend and inside her head we find out that she is thinking of 'ending things' with Jake. Jake is perfect and smart and all that stuff but it's time to just move on. Except for the fact that we are on our way to the whole meet the parents thing. Once we get to the farmwe get to meet the parents.With a smidge of this:Then we find out some stuff and thangs. (I'm totally try [...]

    • Jennifer Masterson says:

      Holy shit that was brilliant!!! What a mind f*ck!!! I have to tell you that I thought this was going to be a 1 or 2 star book for me until the very end. I mean like the last 15 minutes of it. I'm not sure whether to give this book 4 or 5 Stars. I'm going with 4 for now because the book was filled with so many things that made my stomach turn. I get why the journey was like this now. I'm so ready to hit the fifth star button!I listened to the audio version of the novel. I think this might have pl [...]

    • Chelsea Humphrey says:

      I don’t write a lot of reviews where I give a book under 3 stars; I’d like to think its because I typically know what type of book I like to read, but every now and again I get it completely wrong and I have to write an embarrassing review on why I disliked a novel that everyone else seems to rave about. This was one of those books. I was immediately requesting this one on NetGalley the second I saw it, as it sounded right up my alley. Creepy, suspenseful, vague-YES! However, I’ll say that [...]

    • Deanna says:

      I listened to the audio of this one and at first I didn't find it too bad. A woman and her boyfriend, Jake are on their way to his parents for dinner. She is like the title saysing of ending things. "You will be scared. But you won't know why"That quote from the book is very true. I was so confused and felt very uncomfortable for almost the entire book. I think this book might be too smart for me because I still don't think I understand it. I wonder if reading the actual book would have made a d [...]

    • Maggie Stiefvater says:

      The back of this book merely promises that you will be afraid and not know why. There are no other details. Funnily enough, that is the most accurate summation of this novel possible.I don't want to say too much about this novel, because the puzzle and atmosphere are really the ghoulish, psychological fun of it. It's a deeply unsettling novel; that's the point of it, and as such, it's brief — I finished it in a couple of hours.It's certainly not for everyone. Read the first chapter (you can f [...]

    • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:

      Holy crap on a cracker!I put off reading this book for such a long time because there were so many negative reviews and I don't see why! I freaking loved this book! It blew me right way! I got if from the Overdrive library and I'm going to be buying it to keep. Okay, so like the narrator is this woman that I have no idea who she is, name-wise. Unless I missed it, they never say in the book. She's on a road trip with her boyfriend Jake. He is taking her to meet his parents for the first time and [...]

    • Edward Lorn says:

      WINNER OF BEST AUDIOBOOK 2016!Dig it:This book is a perfect example of negative reviews selling a book. Specifically Shelbs'sand Kells'sreviews. I had to see what all the fuss was about. So, yeah, the negative reviews of this book sold me. I paid money for this book based solely on negative reviews. Some authors need to hear that. They need to let that shit sink in. Are Shelbs and Kells stupid for not getting this book? Nope. And I'll explain why.Iain Reid's I'm Thinking of Ending Things is 224 [...]

    • Trudi says:

      Oooooh, this is a tough one to review, because it's not going to be for everyone, and I also don't want to give too much away. It's a slim volume that packs such a WALLOP! that creeps up on you, it would be super easy to spoil it for someone if you weren't careful. Many people have this filed as 'Mystery' or 'Psychological Thriller' and it's sorta a blend of those, but way closer to 'Psychological Horror' for me than anything else. It's an unsettling, paranoid mindfuck that at first appearances [...]

    • Zoeytron says:

      Yep. All of them. Stars, that is. This psychological horror novel clicked with me immediately. The level of dread and unease were almost completely off the scale before it was over. The tours of the barn and the abandoned school were fantastic. An instant recognition of a perfect stranger, whispers, the Caller, there is only one question. (view spoiler)[What if we are all just alone? (hide spoiler)] Thought is reality, context is everything. It's not surprising that the ratings are all over the [...]

    • karen says:

      the universe is so strange. i was sick for a couple weeks (koff, koff) and for a few of those days, i was too sick to even read (i know - it was DIRE!), so i watched a lot of movies, including one that i did not have high expectations for at all, but i was curious about its well-publicized “OMG twist!” ending. and it was pretty bad. but i was glad to have seen it so i could discover the surprise on my own and not come across it on the careless internet. and once i could read again, but was s [...]

    • Larry H says:

      Seriously, what the hell was this?"I think what I want is for someone to know me. Really know me. Know me better than anyone else and maybe even me. Isn't that why we commit to another?"In Iain Reid's I'm Thinking of Ending Things (I'll admit I thought of ending my reading of this book more than a few times), an unnamed woman is on a road trip with her boyfriend, Jake. They've been dating six weeks, and she enjoys his intelligence, his sense of humor, his intensity, and the way he surprises her [...]

    • Kelli says:

      I'm thinking of spoiling things, or to be more specific, I'm thinking that anything I say about this could spoil it, so I will just say that I read this in one sitting and I was intrigued. 4 stars.

    • Carol says:

      My immediate reaction upon finishing: "What was that? It started out with a certain amount of promise, then the last 150 pages just rambled into an incoherent ending. Either that, or I didn't get the memo."Update: If you're spoiler averse, don't read this. Readers have a plethora of reviews available to them which dance around this novel so completely that the innocent and unwary can't assess whether it's a book they'd like. I'm here to help. Really. I initially had difficulty identifying why I [...]

    • Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

      Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/The following quote pretty much sums up my dream thriller . . . “My story is not like a movie, I’ll say. It’s not heart-stopping or intense or bloodcurdling or graphic or violent. No jump scares. To me, these qualities aren’t usually scary. Something that disorients, that unsettles what’s taken for granted, something that disturbs and disrupts reality – that’s scary.”^^^^^Oooooooooo so much excite!!!! Unfortunately the above-referenced quo [...]

    • Liz Barnsley says:

      I finished "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" then I went back to the beginning and read it again.You will want to read this book more than once. Or you'll want to hide it in the depths of the earth never to be seen again. Probably won't be that much inbetween those two things and the range of reviews would seem to back me on this.Me? I'm going to tell everyone I know to read this book then read it again.It scared the living crap out of me but no, don't ask. Iain Reid has written, in my humble opin [...]

    • Carol says:

      Sincere appreciation is extended to Simon & Schuster and Edelwiess for providing this e-galley for my reading pleasure and honest review. To be published June 14, 2016.I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the kind of book that is difficult to describe as well as unequivocally recommend. It will appeal to a niche group that likes a well-constructed psychological read. It will not be for everyone but for those of us who like a dark, brooding tale, it will be a winner.It didn’t start out that w [...]

    • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) says:

      This was a very quick read and it kept me in suspense until the very end. That's the good news. The bad news? I don't know what the hell happened. I don't know how it ended. Seriously. In an bout of frustration, I Google searched spoilers. I found an entire web site dedicated to discussing this very issue. Even the people that loved the book were, for the most part, confused. The general consensus seems to be that if you read the book twice, it'll all become very clear. Here's the thing:I'm not [...]

    • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

      This was good, but not great. It took me a really, really long time to get into it and for such a short book, that’s not exactly ideal.

    • Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog) says:

      JUST POSTED MY REVIEW!"There are certain things in life, not very many, that are real, confirmed cures for rainy days, for loneliness. Puzzles are like that. We each have to solve our own."Iain Reid's fiction debut is unsettling, disturbing, and nerve-wrecking, an atmospheric novel about the fragility of the human condition. I'm Thinking of Ending Things will draw you in from the first page and drive you crazy trying to figure out what in the world is going on."The most important things are p [...]

    • Fictionophile says:

      One thing’s for sure. I’ll never hear “Hey Good Lookin’” again with having chills go down my spine…Iain Reid’s novel is not for everyone. I think that you will either hate it, or, as I did, love it! Some reviewers termed it a ‘mind f**k’. I have to agree. It is the type of book, that to appreciate all the nuances, you have to read twice. Even though my TBR is long, I did go back and reread many pages in order to get my head around it. This review will be different because I can [...]

    • Brenda says:

      It's so difficult to review this book without explaining the book! It's a short quick read and that's good because you might want to read it twice. At the least, go back and read the italicized chapters separately. I think even telling how the book made me feel will give it away.Reviews are divided; the book is unique and clever. If you read it, I hope you "get" it.

    • Lindsey Rey says:

      This is the scariest thing I have ever read in my life. I'm gonna go hide under a blanket now.

    • Dianne says:

      Not sure what to say about this one. Very suspenseful, moody and atmospheric, with a sense of impending doom. Well written and very odd (in a good way). It's a fairly quick and engrossing read.I think you will probably get the gist of what is going on early in the book, but the exact way it plays out isn't "clear" until the end. I put quotes on clear for a reason - clear as MUD. I am pretty sure I understand the end, but I don't know that it was executed as well as it could have been. Might be a [...]

    • Claudia says:

      Entsprechen deine Gedanken tatsächlich der Realität - oder doch nicht??Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches hatte ich wirklich das dringende Bedürfnis mit jemanden zu reden oder mich in einer Lesegruppe auszutauschen. Beides ist Freitagnacht im Bett nur begrenzt möglich. :)Möchte man sich vergewissern, ob die eigenen Vermutungen stimmen, blättere man zurück auf START. Das verschafft Gewissheit und eine ruhigere Nacht. Ich hab´ mich entschlossen 4 Sterne zu geben, weil ich es schlichtweg genia [...]

    • Robin says:

      4.5 starsOoooooooooooooh YES. Iain Reid, you got me. You reeled me in with your intelligent writing, got me to wade in those murky waters with your off kilter narrator, got my imagination going with the image of "The Caller", freaked me out good in that farmhouse with those dead lambs and chickens who eat their own eggs, and kept it going all the way through until the merciless ending, where I said - 'PARDON?' Now I need to read this all over again.This is Reid's debut fiction novel, and he has [...]

    • Mandy says:

      I really enjoyed this twisted little read.I can absolutely see why it's a love it or hate it read. I can also see why everyone says to go into it blind. It's one of those books that really benefit from the reader knowing hardly anything.I felt real tension building in me as I was reading this book. I desperately needed to keep reading, to find out what was going to happen.The ending, oh my god the ending! I kind of half figured it out, but got it the wrong way round. If you've read the book, you [...]

    • Petra says:

      Weirdest little book of 2016 so far with a superbly ambiguous and most apt title. At 224 pages, this can easily be read in one sitting and maybe the best way to enjoy it. My initial reaction on finishing this was too rude to be repeated here, and I was all set for a 2-stars rating. Then I went back to the first chapter and went over it again, and that's when I started to appreciate the real brilliance of this. As the road trip in the cold and dark to the remoteness of the parents' farm started, [...]

    • Brandie says:

      I don't even know wtf I just read. That was so creepy and bizarre.

    • Blair says:

      Thought is reality. Actions can be faked.It's hard to talk about this book without talking about its Big Twist Ending, which, depending on who you ask, is either stupefying or trite, a sharp slap in the face or a damp squib. For me – well, at a certain point I saw it coming. And for what it's worth, I think it's a good twist. But that is not why I loved this book, and I think it's a shame the twist seems to swallow up all other discussion of its many strengths.The narrator, a nameless woman, i [...]

    • Jill says:

      Weird, disturbing, surprising, dense, creepy and unsettling. I loved it.

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