Are you looking for a compelling, immersive, and intelligent read? I’m Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel by Iain Reid could be a perfect choice. This psychological thriller presents a narrator who has returned home after a trip, expressing his thoughts and feelings about himself, his girlfriend, and others in an increasingly negative tone.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid is a harrowing psychological novel. The story revolves around two characters: Alex and Megan, who are heading to New York City after going missing for eight days. Each character narrates their version of events as they drive through the city. Their ongoing conversation reveals their afflictions and the source of their relationship problems.
Ending things. Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything and do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.” I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always. But really, it’s not that simple; there are other considerations: Should I tell people? What if they stop loving me? What if they don’t care?
The first novel by celebrated short-story writer Iain Reid is about a man whose life may be falling apart. Jake used to believe that everything happens for a reason, but now he’s unsure. His brother has disappeared; his girlfriend has left him, and he dreams of being with someone else. He’d like to blame it all on his mother’s ghost, but he can’t. There might be no one to blame—abandonment makes us rethink who we are and what we deserve.
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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 and 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 intelligent and intense literary suspense novel, Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Remembering Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, “your dread and unease will mount with every passing page” (Entertainment Weekly) of this edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, I’m Thinking of Ending Things pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.