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On the Beach After the war is over, a radioactive cloud begins to sweep southwards on the winds, gradually poisoning everything in its path An American submarine captain is among the survivors left sheltering in Australia, preparing with the locals for the inevitable Despite his memories of his wife, he becomes close to a young woman struggling to accept the harsh realities of their situation Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from the United States and the submarine must set sail through the bleak ocean to search for signs of lifeOn the Beach is Nevil Shute's most powerful novel Both gripping and intensely moving, its impact is unforgettable



10 thoughts on “On the Beach

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    “It's not the end of the world at all, he said. It's only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan't be in it. I dare say it will get along all right without us.”


  2. karen karen says:

    it's the most pleasant apocalypse ever!there is war! there are bombs! and everyone in the southern hemisphere knows the rest of the world is dead dead dead and they are just waiting for the radiation to drift downwards where they will succumb to vomiting and diarrhea and weakness and eventual death. let me repeat: this is k


  3. Duane Duane says:

    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


  4. Hanneke Hanneke says:

    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 i


  5. Brenda Brenda says:

    Peter Holmes was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Australian Navy and was soon to join the USS Scorpion as a liaison officer under an American submarine captain, Commander Dwight Towers. Peter lived on a farm just outside Melbourne with his wife Mary and their baby daughter Jennifer. Since the radioactive particles from the nuclear


  6. Chrisl Chrisl says:

    Unlike many others by Nevil, I've only read this one once. Didn't see movie. Remember enjoying the Australian setting and characters, how Shute depicted their mindsets and behaviors.

    Encourage readers who have read only this to try others by the author. Pied Piper, Round the Bend, and ... Alice.


  7. Michael Michael says:

    It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...

    That line from the old REM song pretty much sums up Nevil Shute's On the Beach. The world has ended and everyone's pretty much OK with it.

    Written in the late 50's and set in the near future of the early 60's, On the Beach finds World War III has come and gone. Th


  8. Megan Megan says:

    Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, originally published in 1957, is a post-apocalyptic novel which takes place in Melbourne, Australia a year or so after a nuclear World War III. This final world war was so devastating that radioactive clouds are slowly traveling the earth, and killing all people and animals in its wake. Due to some (probably not very)


  9. Melki Melki says:

    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 n


  10. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    I have wanted to read this book for quite some time, and when it was offered on edelweiss, I decided to take it on. Perhaps it was not the best time to read a book about the world ending through nuclear war, but then again, it just might make me realize that there are and were truly worse things that threatened our existence. I realize the Wuhan virus is


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