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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

“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.”

This book is about a man called Jake, and his girlfriend, who are on their way to meet Jake's parents, who live on a secluded farm.

But the journey is very eerie and creepy and so is the destination.

You will be scared, but you won't know why.

And when they take an unexpected detour, she is left alone in a deserted high school.

What follows is something very bizarre and unforeseen that will haunt you long after the book is finished.

I'm thinking of ending things by Iain Reid book cover

This book is narrated by Jake's girlfriend.

She is thinking of ending things.

From the start to the very end of the book, you will be glued to your seat and will try to figure out what's wrong.

You'd know something's off but you just won't be able to put a finger on it.

The whole vibe of the book is unsettling, spine-chilling and umm *insert creepy synonym*

There are multiple clues and symbolisms throughout the book that might not stand out to you right away but in the end, it all comes together in a very satisfying way to reveal the big mystery.

There are a lot of times when Jake and his girlfriend indulge in very thought-provoking philosophical conversations, which by the way, is very fascinating.

But I totally understand that not everyone will enjoy that.

Especially because it's a thriller and most readers like a really fast-paced story when it comes to this genre.

But trust me, it's a small book and every page and paragraph is SO worth your time.

But just in case, if you really really hate philosophy the way I hate mathematics, you can totally skim through those parts.

I've read it and I know that it's not relevant to the main story and I promise you, you'll not miss any important details.

Finally, I'm thinking of ending this review by letting you know that there's a movie adaptation of the same name on Netflix and it's not even remotely close to the book. (In terms of plot)

You might enjoy the movie OR the book depending on your taste.

But just a few things to keep in mind before you pick either of them:

Things are explained in the book much better than in the movie.

The scenes in the book are scarier. (yes you read that right)

And the book's ending is much darker.

So there you go.

I hope this gave you a brief idea of what this book is about and whether it is the right pick for you.

If so, definitely give it a read, I'm sure you'll love it!

You can get your book here :)

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Originally published: 14th June,2016

Author: Iain Reid

Adaptations: I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Page count: 224

Genres: Psychological thriller, Horror fiction

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