Sunday 16 August 2020


I'm Thinking of Ending Things
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book I've had on my Paperwhite for a bit and because I saw the movie version is coming to Netflix next month, I decided now was the right time to read it.

She's thinking of ending things with her boyfriend. And once the thought enters her mind, she can't shake it. Keeps thinking about it. Keeps changing her mind. But when Jake suggests they go for a road trip to meet his parents, she agrees and isn't quite ready to deal with everything she discovers...

Okay. I need to start with this: holy fucking shit! Not just because this book is a mind trip that took me to so many thought-provoking messed-up places, but also because it's so well written.

It's told in such an intimate and snappy way that I was instantly drawn in and couldn't wait to read more.

I loved everything about this very disturbing, very clever story, but especially enjoyed the retrospective inner thoughts presented in such bizarre and strange ways. Everything the narrator thinks about and questions makes you think and mull it over until things start making some sort of weird sense.

Well, that's until you get to the end and realise you were led down a very dark and muddled path by an unreliable narrator trying to figure out some serious personal shit. And when you get there, when you realise exactly what's going on and what just happened, you can't help but think WOW. Just wow. 😲

On some level, I knew where this was going all along, but even then the reveal took my breath away. I can't say more than that because no one should spoil this book. And you're better off going in knowing minimal details.

Trust me, it'll be more exciting. And shocking. Definitely shocking.

I'll definitely be thinking about this one for a long while. Really looking forward to checking out the movie.

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