I'm Thinking of Ending Things
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 ',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).Im thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. Its 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 cant fake a thought. And heres what Im thinking: I dont want to be here. In this dark and compellingunputdownable (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 Saramagos early work, Michel Fabers cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shrivers We Need to Talk about Kevin, Im 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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