I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Review

What the what? 


Some might think that saying, “What the heck did I just read?” at the end of a book is a bad thing, but not in this case. This short book packs a punch! When I was about 75% of the way through I’m Thinking of Ending Things, my husband asked me, “What is your book about?”
My answer: “I don’t know.”
He told me I needed to find a better book…but I already had! This was the genre cleanse I was needing after a long list of Contemporary Romance.

I had an inkling of where the story was heading, thanks to little nuggets left by the author, but I really didn’t have a clue. And I LOVE that more than just about anything when I’m reading. As someone who reads around one hundred books in a year, sometimes I feel like I’ve already seen every story. So when an author can come along and surprise me, or give me something new and unexpected, I’m hooked.

Iain Reid’s writing is stellar – full of wisdom and truth. He seemed like someone I could have a deep conversation with and he wouldn’t be bored or ready to change the subject to small talk. Reading this book felt as if I was enjoying a meaningful conversation with an interesting person. Little did I know who that interesting person would turn out to be! What a whirlwind.

“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.”

There was a time in my life when I strictly read thriller, sci-fi, or horror. I know, it boggles my mind too. Since I’ve had children, I’ve become a softer soul and can’t handle the scare factor I used to enjoy. I used to love the thrill that came from reading in a dark room, needing to pull my feet underneath me so nothing would grab them! 😉 I haven’t relished in that creepy feeling in a long time, but this book brought it all back, without being too scary. There was definitely a strong creep factor going on, however. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the type of book that made me want to immediately flip back to the first page and start reading again, simply to catch anything I might have missed. I want to see it all again through new eyes!

“Maybe we’re not supposed to know all the answers. Questions are good. They’re better than answers. If you want to know more about life, how we work, how we progress, it’s questions that are important. That’s what pushes and stretches our intellect. I think questions make us feel less lonely and more connected.”

I will say, I don’t think this book will be for every reader, as evident by the hoard of negative reviews on Goodreads. This book is different, it doesn’t follow a mold, it’s unpredictable and weird…all of the things I love! So, if you’re like me and like things a little helter-skelter, grab this one while it’s still on sale for $1.99!

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