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Free On the Beach kindle à eBook 9781842322765 ´ [PDF / Epub] ☁ On the Beach By Nevil Shute – Eyltransferservices.co.uk 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 ever AAfter 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 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” An Instructional Manual from 1951 on what to do in the event of an A Bomb attack On the Beach was published in 1957 but the novel is set in what was then the near future of 1963 Those years between 1957 1963 proved to be tumultuous years indeed When I checked this book out of the library the librarian the same one who gave me such good material for my In Cold Blood review said that this book terrified her not because of the horrifying circumstances in the book but the plodding calmness of the characters I was intriguedI wanted to ask what it was like to have read this book in 1957 but that is a rather delicate uestion to a woman of an indeterminate age Luckily she bailed me out and told me she read the book much later but still while we were up to our eyeballs in the Cold War My Father has always said he has never been afraid of the World Ending than in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis My bellwether librarian agreed that she remembered how difficult it was for everyone to go about their regular business with the oppressive presence of the eminent demise of civilization looming over their lives I paraphraseI still can’t uite peg her age I could dig around a bit and probably discover her birth date but then that wouldn’t be very sporting of me now would it? So it is the end of the world John Riordan comic strip ”In the last of meeting placesWe grope togetherAnd avoid speechGathered on this beach of the tumid river This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but with a whimperT S Eliot Okso Nevil Shute has the world ending with Albania attacking Italy Egypt then bombed the United States and the United Kingdom NATO bombed the Soviet Union because the planes used by the Egyptians were Soviet made The Soviets bomb China because of Chinese attacks on their border All of this bombingwellis nuclear infused with cobalt to insure the maximum amount of radiation fallout So those countries that were not involved in World War III are fully involved in the dying part of the war I glanced through some other reviews of this book The people who didn’t like this book were looking for the standard apocalyptic novel with desperate people fleeing in front of the radiation zombies tidal wave Ebola etc hoping to live days longer or maybe even hoping for a reprieve They wanted people clinging to every last drop of their remaining existence I would guess that the book would have been fulfilling for them if a pocket of those people had found a way to survive thus leaving them with some hope that they too could be among the survivorsThis isn’t that kind of book I’m sure there were people fleeing South but Shute focuses on the people who stay in Melbourne The people who are measuring their lifespan in days and minutes as word arrives of radiation sickness three hundred miles away one hundred miles away Dwight Towers commander of probably the last remaining operational American submarine has attached his vessel to the Australian Navy He has a wife and kids in the United States He is a practical man who knows logically they are dead but he continues to think about them and talk about them as if they are alive He meets Moira Davidson who drinks brandy around the clock loses her top while swimming see how fun she is and is coming to terms with the fact that she is never going to get married or do any of the things she hasn’t even thought of yet 1959 movie posterJohn Osborne is a scientist who has been attached as a liaison officer to the USS Scorpion Shute was an aeronautical engineer by trade His love for machines comes out in the Osborne character John finds a Ferrari and buys it for pennies on the dollars even for that price it seems like an act of pure lunacy but he has always wanted to race cars and has a stash of fuel that will make that dream come true He organizes the final Australian Grand Prix and so many drivers come out of the woodwork that they have to organize heats to determine the drivers for the final race Peter Holmes is a lieutenant commander in the Australian Navy receiving promotions so uickly due to resignations that he will soon be an admiral He has a wife Mary and a daughter He cuts down trees and expands the flower and vegetable garden It gives Mary something to do something to think about other than winds of death Moria is discussing the strangeness of planting a garden with Dwight“Someone’s crazy” she said uietly “Is it me or them?”“Why do you say that?”“They won’t be here in six months’ time I won’t be here You won’t be here They wont’ want any vegetables next year” There are old men at the Gentlemen’s Club slowly depleting the last 100 bottles of port There are debates about whether it is ethical to move the fishing season up There are people still going to school trying to finish course work The people who stay are trying to be as productive with their lives as if a normal life span was still stretching out before them ”Typically for a Shute novel the characters avoid expressing intense emotions and do not mope or indulge in self pity Some reviewers thought the characters were wooden I found the calmness of the people populating this novel terrifying than if they had been fleeing for their lives There was a part of me that wanted to go shake some sense into them and extort them to help me come up with a plan but as I started to accept the circumstances I realized that the only sane course was the course they were already on Do you want to die in a tent surrounded by people you don’t know going hungry than likely; and yet as doomed as if you’d stayed in your home surrounded by your friends and family? Do you want to take the chance that you will survive the apocalypse? I say put on a pot of tea keep the bourbon close to hand and finally finish War and Peace Maybe there is even time for a uick nap in the hammock with the sun on my toes and bees buzzing by my earA fascinating historical look back to when the threat of nuclear war hung like a shadow around the sun 425 out of 5 starsIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

On the BeachAfter 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 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” An Instructional Manual from 1951 on what to do in the event of an A Bomb attack On the Beach was published in 1957 but the novel is set in what was then the near future of 1963 Those years between 1957 1963 proved to be tumultuous years indeed When I checked this book out of the library the librarian the same one who gave me such good material for my In Cold Blood review said that this book terrified her not because of the horrifying circumstances in the book but the plodding calmness of the characters I was intriguedI wanted to ask what it was like to have read this book in 1957 but that is a rather delicate uestion to a woman of an indeterminate age Luckily she bailed me out and told me she read the book much later but still while we were up to our eyeballs in the Cold War My Father has always said he has never been afraid of the World Ending than in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis My bellwether librarian agreed that she remembered how difficult it was for everyone to go about their regular business with the oppressive presence of the eminent demise of civilization looming over their lives I paraphraseI still can’t uite peg her age I could dig around a bit and probably discover her birth date but then that wouldn’t be very sporting of me now would it? So it is the end of the world John Riordan comic strip ”In the last of meeting placesWe grope togetherAnd avoid speechGathered on this beach of the tumid river This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but with a whimperT S Eliot Okso Nevil Shute has the world ending with Albania attacking Italy Egypt then bombed the United States and the United Kingdom NATO bombed the Soviet Union because the planes used by the Egyptians were Soviet made The Soviets bomb China because of Chinese attacks on their border All of this bombingwellis nuclear infused with cobalt to insure the maximum amount of radiation fallout So those countries that were not involved in World War III are fully involved in the dying part of the war I glanced through some other reviews of this book The people who didn’t like this book were looking for the standard apocalyptic novel with desperate people fleeing in front of the radiation zombies tidal wave Ebola etc hoping to live days longer or maybe even hoping for a reprieve They wanted people clinging to every last drop of their remaining existence I would guess that the book would have been fulfilling for them if a pocket of those people had found a way to survive thus leaving them with some hope that they too could be among the survivorsThis isn’t that kind of book I’m sure there were people fleeing South but Shute focuses on the people who stay in Melbourne The people who are measuring their lifespan in days and minutes as word arrives of radiation sickness three hundred miles away one hundred miles away Dwight Towers commander of probably the last remaining operational American submarine has attached his vessel to the Australian Navy He has a wife and kids in the United States He is a practical man who knows logically they are dead but he continues to think about them and talk about them as if they are alive He meets Moira Davidson who drinks brandy around the clock loses her top while swimming see how fun she is and is coming to terms with the fact that she is never going to get married or do any of the things she hasn’t even thought of yet 1959 movie posterJohn Osborne is a scientist who has been attached as a liaison officer to the USS Scorpion Shute was an aeronautical engineer by trade His love for machines comes out in the Osborne character John finds a Ferrari and buys it for pennies on the dollars even for that price it seems like an act of pure lunacy but he has always wanted to race cars and has a stash of fuel that will make that dream come true He organizes the final Australian Grand Prix and so many drivers come out of the woodwork that they have to organize heats to determine the drivers for the final race Peter Holmes is a lieutenant commander in the Australian Navy receiving promotions so uickly due to resignations that he will soon be an admiral He has a wife Mary and a daughter He cuts down trees and expands the flower and vegetable garden It gives Mary something to do something to think about other than winds of death Moria is discussing the strangeness of planting a garden with Dwight“Someone’s crazy” she said uietly “Is it me or them?”“Why do you say that?”“They won’t be here in six months’ time I won’t be here You won’t be here They wont’ want any vegetables next year” There are old men at the Gentlemen’s Club slowly depleting the last 100 bottles of port There are debates about whether it is ethical to move the fishing season up There are people still going to school trying to finish course work The people who stay are trying to be as productive with their lives as if a normal life span was still stretching out before them ”Typically for a Shute novel the characters avoid expressing intense emotions and do not mope or indulge in self pity Some reviewers thought the characters were wooden I found the calmness of the people populating this novel terrifying than if they had been fleeing for their lives There was a part of me that wanted to go shake some sense into them and extort them to help me come up with a plan but as I started to accept the circumstances I realized that the only sane course was the course they were already on Do you want to die in a tent surrounded by people you don’t know going hungry than likely; and yet as doomed as if you’d stayed in your home surrounded by your friends and family? Do you want to take the chance that you will survive the apocalypse? I say put on a pot of tea keep the bourbon close to hand and finally finish War and Peace Maybe there is even time for a uick nap in the hammock with the sun on my toes and bees buzzing by my earA fascinating historical look back to when the threat of nuclear war hung like a shadow around the sun 425 out of 5 starsIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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On the Beach · N 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 It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fineThat 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 itWritten 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 The final battle was set off by a misunderstanding with the bigger nuclear powers shooting first and asking uestions later The result is the northern hemisphere is gone nuked to oblivion and the southern hemisphere is waiting for the radiation to slowly spread across the entire planet and kills the survivorsIt's these survivors that we meet in Australia And they're all taking it pretty well There's no chaos here Everything is running fairly normally except for the fact that we're all going to die in about six months And not a pretty death but a slow painful one The big problem with this book is the uiet acceptance every character has of this Yes there are some characters deep in denial and some are planning for a world beyond six months from now but never is there any sense of panic or desparation by anyone The most panicked we get is they move up an auto race a few months becuase the time it's scheduled to take place will be after the radiation hits There are some moments of hope in the story that someone might be alive in the northern hemisphere or that the coming end might not come But these are uickly dashed and then everyone accepts it with uiet resignationI'm sure when it was written this book was strangely scary and virtually prophetic But reading it now it's a story that seems dated with characters who fail to spark much interest for the reader I haven't read a book since Lucifer's Hammer where I actively rooted for the apocolyptic event to happen already just to kill off some of the characters in the story and maybe get things moving And that's the biggest flaw in On the Beach nothing happens We don't get to see the end of the world and nothing seems to make any impact on the characters It's a hard book to read not because of the subject matter but because virtually nothing happens and none of the characters are interesting enough to make the investment of time worth it in the end kindle Ú On the Beach á Nevil Shute

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Nevil Shute á On the Beach pdf 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