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The Beach - Community Reviews back

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Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 2 years ago
Loved it!
Val's BookBlog
Val's BookBlog rated it 3 years ago
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 6 years ago
Disappointingly over-rated. The Tesseract was a far better piece of writing.
Ad Girl-Book Worm
Ad Girl-Book Worm rated it 7 years ago
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 8 years ago
"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 rated it 8 years ago
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...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 9 years ago
Given time, Shangri-La never is.You must grow up and live in the real world, complicated and unpleasant as it may be. Seems to me this is something every generation has to figure out for itself, with assistance or hindrance from various psychoactive substances. Richard, age 21, goes to Thailand and...
Readundant rated it 9 years ago
I really wish the copy I read didn't have shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio on it.
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Another book read a long time ago. Quite an adventure story with added philosophical undertones, so you can read it on two levels. It has stayed with me, even after all these years. Some books you just totally forget! On the other hand, you don't see me running to get ahold of another book by this ...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 11 years ago
I had all but forgotten about this one, but something made me remember this book. This is one of the worst film adapatations ever made (sorry Leo, but it's true). I, fortunately, read the book before seeing the movie (which I had to see because I love to torture myself). The book is actually quit...
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