The Beach

The Beach

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2016
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The Beach
Lord of the Flies for adults: sun, sand, drugs and danger.
Think Hunter S Thompson meets chuck Palahniuk. I loved this book for it's madness, the hedonistic characters who exist on the fringes of society and the th... READ MORE
Catriona at Waterstones Head Office


A 20th anniversary edition of this million copy bestseller, with a new introduction by John Niven: a classic story of paradise found - and lost.

'A white-knuckle ride into the heart of darkness' - The Sunday Times

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?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241976562
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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The Beach
A great book! ...But avoid this edition if you like your books to stay in at least a nice condition after reading.
It's a brilliant book and one of my favourites. Garland keeps you hooked till the very end. Unfortunately I have to advise you not to buy this edition. As... READ MORE
The Beach
Page turning indictment on humanity.
This incredibly accomplished first novel lives up to all the hype. It is a thrilling page turner which Is redolent of Lord of the Flies and The Magus.This ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble