Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. His internationally bestselling debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, has been published in more than twenty countries. Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing a film based on the novel, which Reid will co-produce. His second novel, Foe, was an instant bestseller and feature film rights have been acquired by Anonymous Content, with Reid set to executive produce. Follow him on Twitter @Reid_Iain.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things begins with the unnamed
narrator setting off with her boyfriend to visit his parents at
their remote farm, and soon devolves into an unnerving exploration
of identity, regret and longing. Delightfully frightening.-- "The
Globe and Mail"
"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
"Reid's gradually building spookiness and plainspoken intellectualism make I'm Thinking of Ending Things a smart and unexpectedly fun book."-- "New York Journal of Books"
"The construct of this book is brilliant and unusual and should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, as well as to some horror fans. A dark and compelling debut novel, it is a most uncomfortable read but utterly unputdownable."-- "Booklist, Starred Review"
"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, Academy Award winning writer and executive producer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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
"Here are some near-certainties about I'm Thinking of Ending Things. Number One: You're going to read it fast. Over the course of an afternoon or an evening. The momentum is unstoppable--once you start, you won't be able to stop. And Two: once you race to the end and understand the significance of those final pages, you won't be able to stop thinking about it. This novel will find a spot in your heart and head and it will live there---for days, weeks, months, or (in my case) the rest of your life. Yes. It really is that good."--Nick Cutter, author of Cataract City and The Deep