I'm thinking of ending things / by Iain Reid.
By: Reid, Iain [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. : The Text Publishing Company, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781925355079 (paperback); 1925355071 (paperback); 9781911231042; 1911231049.Subject(s): Psychological fiction | Horror talesGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological frailty, and a look into the limitations of solitude.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 Jose 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.
' 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
' I'm Thinking of Ending Things is an utterly compelling modern Gothic that stakes its claim in the inner precincts of horror. Reid builds tension the way Edgar Allen Poe builds brick walls in his basement.' Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day
Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological frailty, and a look into the limitations of solitude.
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Excerpt provided by Syndetics
Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It dominates. There's not much I can do about it. Trust me. It doesn't go away. It's there whether I like it or not. It's there when I eat. When I go to bed. It's there when I sleep. It's there when I wake up. It's always there. Always.Excerpted from I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.