On the Beach
Australia is one of the last places where life still exists after nuclear war starts in the Northern Hemisphere. A year on, an invisible cloak of radiation has spread almost completely around the world. Darwin is a ghost town, and radiation levels at Ayres Rock are increasing. An American... show more
Australia is one of the last places where life still exists after nuclear war starts in the Northern Hemisphere. A year on, an invisible cloak of radiation has spread almost completely around the world. Darwin is a ghost town, and radiation levels at Ayres Rock are increasing. An American nuclear-powered submarine has found its way to Australia where its captain has placed the boat under the command of the Australian Navy. Commander Dwight Towers and his Australian liaison officer are sent to the coast of North America to discover whether a stray radio signal originating from near Seattle is a sign of life. Nevil Shute worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. He served in both world wars and was a commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in World War II, working on secret projects. He flew his own aircraft to Australia to research On the Beach, before settling there permanently. His books are based on his own wartime and...
Publish date: August 1st 1998
Publisher: Lightyear Pr
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: Vintage classics
Jeżeli oni w tych prognozach mają rację, nikt z nas nie zdąży zrobić tego co sobie zaplanował. Ale możemy przecież posuwać swoje prace naprzód dopóki się da. Pamiętam przede wszystkim film z 1959 roku. I jego straszliwą siłę oddziaływania – grozę, którą wywoływało w chłopięcej głowie to, czego n...
Acknowledgement--On the Beach
Loved this book, from the first to last page. The writing style was straight forward and relatively unemotional, which really suited the subject matter. In fact at the end of the book the lack of emotion in the writing, made the end of the story that much more moving - this possibly sounds strange b...
Every major world leader should keep this book beneath his pillow. A splendid triumph of lyrical sadness, possibly the most delicate take on nuclear war ever written. Able to discuss complex matters of geopolitics and history with a very natural, very quiet honesty, it is one of the most disturbing ...
Really recommend to read it! Interesting plot, deep characters, captures your attention and doesn't let go. BTW, while I was reading, I thought up to the end, that the finale would be totally different. But what can I say, this is the world of the author. The book is beautful.