I m Thinking of Ending Things

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1501103466
ISBN 13: 9781501103469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

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

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN 10: 1922253669
ISBN 13: 9781922253668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

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.

I m Thinking of Ending Things

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1501126962
ISBN 13: 9781501126963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

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.

I m Thinking of Ending Things

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Gallery/Scout Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1982155841
ISBN 13: 9781982155841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

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

Foe
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1501103490
ISBN 13: 9781501103490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foe Book Review:

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.

I m Thinking of Ending Things

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781410494146
ISBN 13: 1410494144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

With remarkable, masterful skill, Iain Reid builds a plot that steadily crescendos into a harrowing endingone that will have you at the edge of your seats and one that you will never see coming. Thinking of Ending Things is an edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, this novel will pull you in from the very first page]]and will never let you go.

For Keeps

For Keeps
Author: Pauline Kael
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 1291
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780452273085
ISBN 13: 0452273080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Keeps Book Review:

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"

The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 0307795292
ISBN 13: 9780307795298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orchid Thief Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal

Come Find Me

Come Find Me
Author: Megan Miranda
Publsiher: Crown Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0525578293
ISBN 13: 9780525578291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come Find Me Book Review:

Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Kennedy Jones and seventeen-year-old Nolan Chandler are drawn together by strange signals related to family tragedies, and find they are more connected than they could have imagined.

Better Living Through Criticism

Better Living Through Criticism
Author: A. O. Scott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 1101980869
ISBN 13: 9781101980866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Living Through Criticism Book Review:

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics--himself included--can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Using his own film criticism as a starting point--everything from his infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster The Avengers to his intense affection for Pixar's animated Ratatouille--Scott expands outward, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovich and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.' Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. "The time for criticism is always now," Scott explains, "because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away."

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1101046341
ISBN 13: 9781101046340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Stay Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Good Omens

Good Omens
Author: Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 1448110238
ISBN 13: 9781448110230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Omens Book Review:

THE BOOK BEHIND THE AMAZON PRIME/BBC SERIES STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . _____________________ What readers are saying about Good Omens: ***** 'A superb recipe for disaster. I didn't stop grinning from beginning to end.' ***** 'Both Gaiman and Pratchett are great authors and they complement each other brilliantly' ***** 'Superbly enjoyable read. Seamlessly co-written.'

In the Dust of This Planet

In the Dust of This Planet
Author: Eugene Thacker
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN 10: 1780990103
ISBN 13: 9781780990101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Dust of This Planet Book Review:

The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. In the Dust of This Planet explores these relationships between philosophy and horror. In Thacker's hands, philosophy is not academic logic-chopping; instead, it is the thought of the limit of all thought, especially as it dovetails into occultism, demonology, and mysticism. Likewise, Thacker takes horror to mean something beyond the focus on gore and scare tactics, but as the under-appreciated genre of supernatural horror in fiction, film, comics, and music.

The Ecstasy of Influence

The Ecstasy of Influence
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 0307744507
ISBN 13: 9780307744500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecstasy of Influence Book Review:

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist ANew York TimesNotable Book A Best Book of the Year —Austin American-Statesman Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet" In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which also doubles as a novelist’s manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. The result is an insightful, charming, and entertaining grab bag that covers everything from great novels to old films to graffiti to cyberculture.

He Started It

He Started It
Author: Samantha Downing
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0451491777
ISBN 13: 9780451491770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

He Started It Book Review:

AN INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Wholly original. Scarily clever. Completely mesmerizing. You will never look at family road trips the same way again.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author A most anticipated book by Hello Sunshine ∙ Cosmo ∙ Entertainment Weekly ∙ Betches ∙ Hollywood Reporter ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ OK! Magazine ∙ Hello Giggles ∙ Bustle ∙ Yahoo! ∙ She Reads ∙ Book Page ∙ CrimeReads ∙ New York Post Best Book of the Week ∙ Goodreads From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family—not unlike your own—just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in.... Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance. But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone. It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory, a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons. But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.

Angels Demons

Angels   Demons
Author: Dan Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-05-23
ISBN 10: 074349346X
ISBN 13: 9780743493468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels Demons Book Review:

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.

We Disappear

We Disappear
Author: Scott Heim
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124010807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Disappear Book Review:

Obsessed by the discovery of the body of a murdered teenage boy in a Kansas field, Donna, a recent widow and cancer sufferer, begins to recall details of a long-hidden secret from her childhood and persuades her son, Scott, troubled by his own addictions to meth and sleeping pills, to help her investigate more about "disappeared" people. Original. 35,000 first printing.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1476778450
ISBN 13: 9781476778457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Life Gives You Lululemons Book Review:

“The Devil Wears Prada’s Emily Charlton gets the spin-off she deserves” (Cosmopolitan) in the months-long New York Times bestseller from Lauren Weisberger in which three women team up to bring a bad man down in the tony suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now. When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce. In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach. So it is that Emily, the scorned Karolina, and their mutual friend Miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home mom, band together to navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich and win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an unexpected ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly. With her signature wit, Lauren Weisberger offers an alluring look into a sexy, over-the-top world—and proves it’s style and substance together that gets the job done. “A delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada…exploring what it’s like to be a woman buffeted by conflicting messages about career, relationships, and motherhood” (The Washington Post), When Life Gives You Lululemons is “amazing novel about…truth, lies and how everyone is a little bit insecure” (Associated Press). “Fast-paced, funny, and gossipy, this is the must-have accessory for your beach bag” (PopSugar).

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN 10: 1447277716
ISBN 13: 9781447277712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multi-million-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 0307414094
ISBN 13: 9780307414090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.