The Beach

The Beach

Book - 1997
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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 a subject of 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 acommunal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck--the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man--and by 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
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c1997
ISBN: 9781573227971
1573227978
9781573220484
1573220485
9781573226523
Branch Call Number: GARLAND
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 24 cm

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meaganpeters4
Apr 22, 2010

Incredible book! I could barely put it down!
A fast and easy read reminiscent of The Lod of the Flies!
You will love it! Though beware - it will create and urge in you to travel to Thialand immediately!

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mariaf
Mar 16, 2009

Weird trippy movie ... based sort-of on the classic novel "Lord of the Flies" with an adult twist.

not a bad watch.

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