Book Review of On the Beach

On the Beach
On the Beach
Author: Nevil Shute
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5


This book reminded me quite a bit, at least in the story's circumstances, of one of my favorites, Pat Frank's Alas Babylon. Shute's book is fascinating in a rather macabre sort of way. You know what's going to happen as well as the characters do, but the fascination is reading how they deal with the inevitable. Somewhat dated, with quite a few Aussie expressions, and a little preachy in parts, but definitely worth reading.