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On the Beach doc ñ Paperback × Nevil Shute × After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist tAfter a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path Among the It's a dystopian story that is possible it could really happen How a global nucular war would play out nobody knows but Nevil Shute's version is realistic It is tragic horrific romantic and sad It shows humanity at it's best and it's worst and makes us all wonder how we would react in a similar situation The ending was brilliant; an instant tear in the eye and lump in the throat

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M is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up transmitting from somewhere near Seattle and Captai This is definitely one of the silliest books I ever read That's precisely why I kept reading Imagine you are living in a post apocalyptic world and you are on the south coast of Australia where the last remaining people on earth are living You are scheduled to die within a couple of months so then tell me do you really care if your daffodils are coming up next spring or whether you should be faithfull to your wife far away in the US who surely is dead as everyone else is over there? Well no any rational being wouldn't You would imagine the few remaining people are terrified for the toxic cloud coming their way but no everyone is behaving rationally and politely and go on doing their usual stuff as much as they can The book was written in 1957 and the Apocalypse took place in 1963 so I should have some mercy on these people But oh are they tedious Even the proverbial bad girl turns into a good girl and thinks it is a splendid idea to learn how to type and stenograph with just an estimated lifespan of three months of living to do She should have kept on knocking away those double whiskeys in my opinion Anyway it was a hilarious book and I liked it because of the outrageous 50's sentiments Perhaps I should pay some respect to Nevil Shute for writing what must be one of the first dystopian books in the popular sense So there you go cheers Nevil you managed to write a very peculiar bookPS I later understood that this book terrified a lot of people especially in the US Remarkable but I notice there is often a distinct dividing line between the US and Europe in what is considered seriously scary

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On the BeachN Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life On the Beach is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightma Maybe we've been too silly to deserve a world like this he said The population of a small town in Australia goes very very gently into that good night as they wait for a cloud of nuclear fallout to reach them no wind does blow right into the Southern Hemisphere from the Northern Hemisphere If it did we'd all be dead right now I wish we were she said bitterly It's like waiting to be hung Maybe it is Or maybe it's a period of grace For the most part everyone goes about their business They open their shops and plant gardens It's life as usual but with an expiration date In modern day America I'm sure things would be uite different rioting in the streets massive looting and a prevailing attitude of If I'm going out I'm spending my last few months living like a king Oh how I prefer this idealized fictionalized world of exiting with a sigh and a well timed pill I must admit the pet owners in this one got to me and the farmer worried about the fate of his livestock Who will care for these creatures when there are no humans? Turns out as I discovered in the book I was reading concurrently with this one Midnight in Chernobyl The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster animals are uite possibly better off without us Stray dogs near Chernobyl's reactor number four in 2017Horses graze in the exclusion zone Life uh finds a way Except for us humans I guess