Creepy, suspenseful, vague-YES! My immediate reaction upon finishing: "What was that? . We're all the. Felt like Hereditary / The Gallows / Get Out all met up and had a book child. The tours of the barn and the abandoned school were fantastic. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Seriously. Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing a … [ I surmised that the mother and father were dead as we're most of the animals on the farm. What are you waiting for. Refresh and try again. (When Gregor Samsa finds himself “transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect,” he’s as confused as we are.) At the farmhouse, Buckley’s character’s grasp on reality comes untethered as time elapses, dilates, and ultimately collapses over the course of a very awkward dinner. Yes, it does. That's the good news. In the audio version when the point of view changes to us, the woman's voice became a man's which makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck even now. As per usual, this is a legit, no spoiler review. ), When asked what minute details he tuned deeper into on a second viewing, Reid, who serves as a co-producer on the movie, said, “One thing that I maybe resonated more with in general was the acting, the performances. Foe is Reid's second novel. I listened to it, instead of reading it too, so it was much more intense. Yep. That’s not a biological connection like the one between parents and children. I don’t write a lot of reviews where I give a book under 3 stars; I’d like to think its because I typically know what type of book I like to read, but every now and again I get it completely wrong and I have to write an embarrassing review on why I disliked a novel that everyone else seems to rave about. I don't know how it ended. In Iain Reid's I'm Thinking of Ending Things (I'll admit I thought of ending my reading of this book more than a few times), an unnamed woman is on a road trip with her boyfriend, Jake. love. It's the kind of psychological thriller you want to devour in one sitting (and you can because of how short it is). “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. I was constantly on edge reading this, particularly during the second half of the novel, and while the writing style was pretty simple, it was exactly what this type of story needed—just overall a really effect. And I’m just curious how people will interpret the end,” Reid said. It's a slim volume that packs such a WALLOP! Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” the movie is packed with easter eggs that encourage a revisit, and its placement on Netflix will make it easier for keen viewers to pause and rewind. It's been a couple hours since I finished this book and I still feel nauseous. I have to tell you that I thought this was going to be a 1 or 2 star book for me until the very end. Despite Kaufman’s liberties in the adaptation, Reid handed his book over to the director/writer with complete trust. I can see why some people read it that way,” he said. This was a horror show. In almost every instance, the decisions being made in the novel’s homestretch feel applied rather than organic, and this reader at any rate found herself longing for reason and connection. Louisa? It would be something cooler, harder to achieve than one built on biology and shared genetics. Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. The distinction, basically, is this: Diegetic mysteries exist for both the reader and the characters. “It essentially touches on the same theme [but] in such a different way,” said Reid. That's pretty low for this website, and I'm not really sure why people aren't connecting with this one because DAMN... this was great! See all 32 questions about I'm Thinking of Ending Things…. He is trying to decide if he should kill himself. “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and “Under the Skin,” in fact, have a lot in common, both in terms of tone and in terms of being explorations of profound loneliness. ), so i watched a lot of movies, including one that i did not have high expectations for at all, but i was curious about its well-publicized “OMG twist!” ending. You could say the same about both his own creation and the movie it inspired. All of them. To have access, to know what it’s like in someone else’s head. I want someone to know me, really know me, almost like that person could get into my head. by Gallery/Scout Press. Share your thoughts and hash out your theories on Iâm Thinking of Ending Things with fellow readers who are just as taken by this eerie debut as you are. If you want a real scare, set aside your beloved horror classics—you know what darkness lurks within their pages, what... To see what your friends thought of this book. That wasn’t really in my mind. What would that feel like? Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. i was sick for a couple weeks (koff, koff) and for a few of those days, i was too sick to even read (i know - it was DIRE! Deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving, Iain Reidâs masterful, haunting debut will follow you, long after the last page is turned. this is like those trippy A24 horror movies. Shoot, that's precisely why Im afraid of picking up this book be carefullll, Oh Joel, you have such A Beautiful Mind. This book slapped me in the face and stabbed in the back and I liked it. Really??? 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