Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the film adaptation for Netflix. Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. 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! If it were for sex, we wouldn’t marry one person. and once i could read again, but was still too sick for anything else, i decided to continue my spoiler-prophylactic junket and read this book, which i’ve owned since it came out in hardcover, noticed the VERY polarizing responses it inspired on here, and knew was a very “OMG twist!” book. Without giving anything away, then, I’d like to talk about my disappointment in the “big reveal.” In class, I sometimes talk about non-diegetic mysteries versus diegetic ones. We're all the. Maybe that’s how we know when a relationship is real. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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It’s not for sex. Really??? You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought. ), 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. We commit for many reasons, I know, but the more I think about it, the more I think long-term relationships are for getting to know someone. This psychological horror novel clicked with me immediately. I suggest going in knowing as little as possible, don't even read the synopsis on Goodreads because it already gives away too much. His internationally bestselling debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, has been published in more than twenty countries. Isn’t that why we commit to another? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That wasn’t really in my mind. Louisa? My immediate reaction upon finishing: "What was that? The level of dread and unease were almost completely off the scale before it was over. While at the end of the novel, the protagonist ends up killing himself, and effectively killing all the personalities he’s spun inside his head, Kaufman’s film flies into a far more surreal reverie that draws everything we have hitherto seen into more troubling question, but also into not-quite-sharp focus. They've been dating six weeks, and she enjoys his intelligence, his sense of humor, his intensity, and the way he surprises Seriously, what the hell was this? I’ve never seen, obviously, anything of mine being adapted before. It's not gory or not much anyway, everything is suggested and you have a creeping sense of unease that never really goes away. and it was pretty bad. Creepy, suspenseful, vague-YES! .lol. “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. Despite Kaufman’s liberties in the adaptation, Reid handed his book over to the director/writer with complete trust. “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. ), 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. What are you waiting for. It would be something cooler, harder to achieve than one built on biology and shared genetics. There are no other details. Reid’s mystery feels more non-­diegetic than it needs to be. Can someone explain the ending to me? I came, I saw, I understood and nope this didn’t work for me. Midway through the novel, causality seems to fall away entirely, as the characters — both the principal players and the bit ones — begin making head-scratching decisions: deciding to tour the farm before dinner though it’s arguably too cold for comfort and too dark to see anything; deciding to explore the basement alone though there are scratches on a trap door that look “frantic”; deciding to stop for “something sweet” on the drive home after dinner though there’s now a full-on snowstorm and nobody is remotely hungry; deciding to drive down a remote, unplowed road in order to throw away the sweating cups of icy lemonade because they might melt and turn the cup holders sticky. And I’m just curious how people will interpret the end,” Reid said. Jake is trying to figure out if he was always going to end up alone and committing suicide or if there was any he could have had a seminormal life. “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. Great characterization and setting makes this a top notch read. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can't fake a thought.”, “I think what I want is for someone to know me.