The Beach

The Beach
Publisher Penguin
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781101657508
Rating 3.5/5 from 53 reviews

The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.

The Beach
  • Author : Alex Garland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-07-05

The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing

On the Beach
  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23

"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war

The Beach Book
  • Author : Carl Heywood Hobbs
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012

Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow,

Eva at the Beach  A Branches Book  Owl Diaries  14
  • Author : Rebecca Elliott
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

It's summertime and Eva Wingdale is going to the beach!

A Stranger on the Beach
  • Author : Michele Campbell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23

Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" | CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer" From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of

Day at the Beach
  • Author : Tom Booth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book. Every summer, Gideon and his younger sister Audrey build a sand castle—together. But this summer, everything changes. Gideon is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone on the beach has

Grover s Day at the Beach
  • Author : Jessie Smith
  • Publisher : Goldencraft
  • Release Date : 1988

Grover sees a bottle, two toy sea horses, three waves, four beach umbrellas, five old shoes, six sailboats, seven kites, eight seagulls, nine Popsicle sticks, ten bottle caps, eleven shells, and twelve friends

Beach Read
  • Author : Emily Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about

Dinosaurs on the Beach
  • Author : Marilyn Helmer
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-01

Josie is sure that she has found tiny dinosaur footprints in stone, hundreds of millions of years old, but will she be able to secure her find?

I Walk Along the Beach at Sunset
  • Author : Yellow Run Media
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-09

Lined Paper 6x9 Notebook, 120 Page Count. High quality Covers & Are Work that will last.

D Day  Battle on the Beach  Ranger  7
  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30

In this adventure, Ranger heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion and finds himself in the middle of one of the fiercest battles of World War II. Ranger meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young African-American soldier fighting

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
  • Author : Melanie Watt
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01

This book in the Scaredy Squirrel series shows our nutty hero making a friend. Scaredy finds that friendship is well worth the risks — and the risks are considerable!

Einstein on the Beach  Opera beyond Drama
  • Author : Jelena . Novak,John Richardson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s most celebrated collaboration, the landmark opera Einstein on the Beach, had its premiere at the Avignon Festival in 1976. During its initial European tour, Metropolitan Opera premiere, and revivals in 1984 and 1992, Einstein provoked opposed reactions from both audiences and critics. Today, Einstein is well on

The Beach Club
  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01

In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this

On Chesil Beach
  • Author : Ian McEwan
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She