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On the BeachIn a post nuclear holocaust world the Northern hemisphere has wiped itself out and life only survives in the south. Mainly Australia in fact. A surviving American submarine has pitched up in Melbourne, and, together with an Australian liaison officer, it goes off on a trip to see if anyone is still alive in the north. Meanwhile those still living in Australia have to come to terms with the fact that they will all die in September too - as the winds bring the radiation further and further south.
by Nevil Shute
Score: 6.5
Published: 1957
Read: July 8th 2008

Comments


John said

Not bad, but not enough action really, to compare well with his other novels. Everyone coped rather too well with their impending doom too. Sad though - quite moving.

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