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On the Beach
by Nevil Shute

Published: 2002-10-31
Paperback : 296 pages
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"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last ...
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("The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....

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  "Intense and moving"by FTessa (see profile) 05/08/12

This post-apocalyptic novel was published in 1957 and set in 1963. It takes place primarily in and around Melbourne Australia. World war has decimated the northern hemisphere and nuclear deb... (read more)

 
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  "the book discusses the lives of several people as a nuclear bomb heads their way"by NancyK18 (see profile) 12/21/08

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