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The Resource I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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Jake and his girlfriend are on a drive to visit his parents at their remote farm. After dinner at the family home, things begin to get worryingly strange. And when he leaves her stranded in a snowstorm at an abandoned high school later that night, what follows is a chilling exploration of psychological frailty and the limitations of reality. Iain Reid's intense, suspenseful debut novel will have readers' nerves jangling. A series of tiny clues sprinkled through the relentlessly paced narrative culminate in a haunting twist on the final page. Reminiscent of Michael Faber's Under the Skin, Stephen King's Misery and the novels of José Saramago, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is an astonishing and highly original literary thriller that grabs you from the start—and never lets go. Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed comic memoirs, One Bird's Choice (winner of the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year) and The Truth About Luck (named by Canada's Globe and Mail as one of the best books of 2013). Reid recently received the 2015 RBC Taylor Emerging Author award. He lives in Kingston, Otario.‘In these days of fat, doorstop-sized tomes, I’m Thinking of Ending Things wastes no excess pages and every word, every line, feels necessary. The narrator is considering what to do about Jake, the man with whom she is driving for hours to and from his parents’ house in the country. We see glimpses of a horrible crime in the future, and with each successive chapter the suspense and psychological buzz gets more intense. It’s like a movie where you almost want to turn away, but of course you can’t. Because this is a story that stays. It sticks. It lingers...’ Seira Wilson, Amazon Best Books June 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, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear ‘An unsettling psychological horror novel...Delightfully frightening.’ Globe and Mail ‘This slim first novel packs a big psychological punch with a twisty story line and an ending that will leave readers breathless.’ STARRED Review, Library Journal ‘Iain Reid has written a creepy but enthralling new novel...a psychological thriller that keeps readers guessing.’ NPR Weekend ‘Reid’s gradually building spookiness and plainspoken intellectualism make I’m Thinking of Ending Things a smart and unexpectedly fun book.’ New York Journal of Books ‘This is the boldest and most original literary thriller to appear in some time.’ Chicago Tribune ‘Edgy, atmospheric, tinged with mystery, at times reminiscent of Michel Faber’s haunting Under the Skin, this is both a suspenseful puzzle and a claustrophobic examination of the nature of free will and relationships, at times a philosophical tale and at others a cloudy mystery shrouded by the uncertainties of emotions. Fascinating and quite unlike anything else around. Give it a go.’ Maxim Jakubowski ‘This is a deliciously frightening novel, Reid has a light, idiosyncratic touch but never lets his vice-like grip of suspense slacken for a second. Once finished, you will be hard pressed not to start the whole terrifying journey all over again.’ Independent UK
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Reid, Iain
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  • Fiction
  • Horror
  • Literature
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781922253668
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optical disk
Label
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:70dbfad7-50e3-4cfd-9d0a-352a91b3a467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922253668
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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