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The Beach - Alex Garland
The Beach
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This is a classic story of paradise found - and lost. Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more... show more
This is a classic story of paradise found - and lost. Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241952375 (0241952379)
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Val's BookBlog
Val's BookBlog rated it
5.0 A Literary Mind Trip
For me “The Beach” does not fall into any specific genre. I think it is part philosophy, horror, thriller and adventure story. It is also funny as hell. Richard and his friends find a secluded beach in Thailand with a community of hippies. Richard is a young backpacker on vacation when he finds ...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
2.0 The Beach
Disappointingly over-rated. The Tesseract was a far better piece of writing.
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Ad Girl-Book Worm rated it
3.0
Sort of wish I hadn't seen the movie before reading the book; I think I would've liked the book more than I did had that been the case.
Stephanie Spines
Stephanie Spines rated it
5.0 The Beach
"I have fallen out of the habit of writing reviews for the books that I've been reading but upon completing The Beach, I felt compelled to share with others how great a book it is.I could not put this book down. It was gripping from beginning to end. I loved how despite Richard's worsening mental...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it
I've never seen this movie, but I have seen the commercials for it. I have always thought this book was a thriller and picked it up based on that assumption. But... It wasn't. Or, it mostly wasn't. The last 25 pages (minus the epilogue) were thriller-esque, but that's not what this story is about. W...
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