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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Release Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Psychological Horror/ Thriller
Actual Rating: 5+ stars
I have seen quite a bit of mixed reviews for this book so I was hesitant to read it. However, I am so glad I finally sat down and did so. This is a powerful read and one that will stay with you. It's deeply scary if you go into it without reading reviews or spoilers (go in blind, it's the only way to truly feel the effects of the novel). And it's ultimately heartbreaking. How an author can do this to his readers if beyond me, but I think this book is pure brilliance. I felt extremely nervous while I was reading. I didn't know where the author was going to take me and the thickness of the plot sent chills down my spine. It's the unknown that is truly the scariest of all. If you haven't read this one but have been thinking about it, I very much recommend it. I will recommend going in blind though as I think it will have the best effects on potential readers if they do so. I won't talk about the plot at all in this review as it will spoil the entire book for you but if you have any questions about the ending or don't understand the gist of the novel there are some great spoiler groups around. I felt the need to look up some spoilers because I needed to know what others thought of the novel.
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