I m Thinking of Ending Things Book
Score: 3
From 740 Ratings

I m Thinking of Ending Things


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501103469

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I m Thinking of Ending Things Excerpt :

You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t striking, not really. I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things. Jake once said, “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.” And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here. I’m thinking of ending things. Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of José Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, this tense and atmospheric novel will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book
Score: 3
From 739 Ratings

I m Thinking of Ending Things


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922253668

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I m Thinking of Ending Things Excerpt :

Soon to be a Netflix film directed by Charlie Kaufman. 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 received the 2015 RBC Taylor Emerging Author award. He lives in Kingston, Otario. ‘I'm Thinking of Ending Things is an ingeniously twisted nightmare road trip through the fragile psyches of two young lovers. My kind of fun!’ Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ‘A slick puzzle...it builds suspense, and delivers its twist without skipping a beat.’ Australian ‘A deviously smart, suspenseful, intense and truly haunting book with a fuse long and masterfully laid.’ LA Review of Books

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book
Score: 3
From 741 Ratings

I m Thinking of Ending Things


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501126963

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I m Thinking of Ending Things Excerpt :

Now a Netflix original movie, this deeply scary and intensely unnerving novel follows a couple in the midst of a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease. You will be scared. But you won’t know why… 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, you can 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 smart 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. Reminiscent of 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.

Foe Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Foe


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501103490

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Foe Excerpt :

A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things. We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have. Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with surprising news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won’t have a chance to miss him at all, because she won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company. Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.

We Spread Book

We Spread


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982165062

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We Spread Excerpt :

The author of the “evocative, spine-tingling, and razor-sharp” (Bustle) I’m Thinking of Ending Things that inspired the Netflix original movie and the “short, shocking psychological three-hander” (The Guardian) Foe returns with a new work of philosophical suspense. Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlier, provisions were made, unbeknownst to her, for a room in a unique long-term care residence, where Penny finds herself after one too many “incidents.” Initially, surrounded by peers, conversing, eating, sleeping, looking out at the beautiful woods that surround the house, all is well. She even begins to paint again. But as the days start to blur together, Penny—with a growing sense of unrest and distrust—starts to lose her grip on the passage of time and on her place in the world. Is she succumbing to the subtly destructive effects of aging, or is she an unknowing participant in something more unsettling? At once compassionate and uncanny, told in spare, hypnotic prose, Iain Reid’s genre-defying third novel explores questions of conformity, art, productivity, relationships, and what, ultimately, it means to grow old.

Antkind Book

Antkind


  • Author : Charlie Kaufman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399589706

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Antkind Excerpt :

The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • “A dyspeptic satire that owes much to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon . . . propelled by Kaufman’s deep imagination, considerable writing ability and bull’s-eye wit."—The Washington Post “An astonishing creation . . . riotously funny . . . an exceptionally good [book].”—The New York Times Book Review • “Kaufman is a master of language . . . a sight to behold.”—NPR NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND MEN’S HEALTH B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film critic (failed academic, filmmaker, paramour, shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer), stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film made by an enigmatic outsider—a film he’s convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core. His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever made—a three-month-long stop-motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to complete—B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. The only problem: The film is destroyed, leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius. All that’s left of this work of art is a single frame from which B. must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization. Thus begins a mind-boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesque as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter. Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence, trapped in a self-imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive language, B. scrambles to re-create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever-fracturing culture of “likes” and arbitrary denunciat

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book
Score: 3
From 739 Ratings

I m Thinking of Ending Things


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982152611

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I m Thinking of Ending Things Excerpt :

Something very wrong is happening here. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things. Jake once said, “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.” And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here. I’m thinking of ending things. A woman embarks on a road trip with her new boyfriend. Doubts about the relationship claw at the back of her mind. An unexpected detour unravels into nightmare. In his acclaimed literary fiction debut, Iain Reid explores the darkest depths of the human psyche, confronting the value we find in relationships and the limitations of solitude. Taut with dread, this novel will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

For Keeps Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

For Keeps


  • Author : Pauline Kael
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1291
  • ISBN 10 : 0452273080

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For Keeps Excerpt :

A collection of film reviews, most of them originally published in the "New Yorker," selected from the author's previous collections, covers movies from "Hud" to "Dances with Wolves"

Sometimes I Lie Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Sometimes I Lie


  • Author : Alice Feeney
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250144836

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Sometimes I Lie Excerpt :

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Mysterious Skin Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

Mysterious Skin


  • Author : Scott Heim
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061737190

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Mysterious Skin Excerpt :

"Wrenching . . . powerfully sensuous." — New York Times "As searing and unforgettable as an electric shock." —Kirkus Reviews At the age of eight Brian Lackey is found bleeding under the crawl space of his house, having endured something so traumatic that he cannot remember an entire five–hour period of time. During the following years he slowly recalls details from that night, but these fragments are not enough to explain what happened to him, and he begins to believe that he may have been the victim of an alien encounter. Neil McCormick is fully aware of the events from that summer of 1981. Wise beyond his years, curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love and guidance from his baseball coach. Now, ten years later, he is a teenage hustler, unaware of the dangerous path his life is taking. His recklessness is governed by idealized memories of his coach, memories that unexpectedly change when Brian comes to Neil for help and, ultimately, the truth.

We Disappear Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

We Disappear


  • Author : Scott Heim
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061861758

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We Disappear Excerpt :

“We Disappear is a mystery concerning the identity of a teenage boy and the people he draws into his web of half-truths. . . . It’s not hyperbole to suggest that We Disappear is the eeriest Kansas-set story since Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood." — Chicago Sun-Times A dark and compelling novel of addiction, obsession, love, and family from the acclaimed author of Mysterious Skin The body of a teenage boy is discovered in a Kansas field. The murder haunts Donna—a recent widow battling cancer—calling forth troubling details from long-suppressed memories of her past. Hoping to discover more about "disappeared" people, she turns to her son, Scott, who is fighting demons of his own. Addicted to methamphetamines and sleeping pills, Scott is barely holding on—though the chance to help his mother in her strange and desperate search holds out a slim promise of some small salvation. But what he finds is a boy named Otis handcuffed in a secret basement room, and the questions that arise seem too disturbing even to contemplate. With his mother's health rapidly deteriorating, Scott must surrender to his own obsession, and unravel Otis's unsettling connections to other missing teens . . . and, ultimately, to himself.

Oklahoma  Book

Oklahoma


  • Author : Richard Rodgers
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Release Date : 1981-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : 0793533422

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Oklahoma Excerpt :

6 easy piano arrangements of songs from this Broadway classic, including: Many a New Day • Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' • Oklahoma • Out of My Dreams • People Will Say We're in Love • The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.

IQ 83 Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

IQ 83


  • Author : Arthur Herzog
  • Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
  • Release Date : 2003-04
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595276097

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IQ 83 Excerpt :

A DNA experiment threatens to decay the minds of mankind unless the genius who began this experiment can find a cure before he becomes the next victim.

The Color Purple Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223970

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Color Purple is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

The Midnight Library Book
Score: 4
From 126 Ratings

The Midnight Library


  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443455886

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The Midnight Library Excerpt :

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?