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Alex Garland

Autor/a de The Beach

25+ obres 8,385 Membres 147 Ressenyes 19 preferits

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Born in London in 1970, Alex Garland published his first novel, The Beach, when he was 26. Set among a group of backpackers in Southeast Asia, The Beach is a fast-paced and suspenseful thriller that has been called the first serious Generation X novel. Like The Lord of the Flies, to which it has mostra'n més sometimes been compared, The Beach deals with a dark side of humanity, revealed when the characters find themselves set apart from civilization. Garland's second novel, The Tesseract, was published in 1998 and is also set in Southeast Asia, this time in the Philippines. The Tesseract follows the lives of several different characters during one night in Manila, with the different stories all coming together to meet in an explosive ending. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Alex Garland

The Beach (1996) 5,009 exemplars
The Tesseract (1998) 1,243 exemplars
The Coma (2004) 982 exemplars
28 Days Later [2002 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 431 exemplars
Ex Machina [2014 movie] (2014) 255 exemplars
Annihilation [2018 film] (2018) — Director/Screenwriter — 158 exemplars
Never Let Me Go [2010 film] (2010) — Screenwriter — 85 exemplars
28 Days Later: Screenplay (2002) 65 exemplars
Sunshine: A Screenplay (2007) 47 exemplars
Men [2022 film] (2022) 14 exemplars
Ultima spiaggia 2 exemplars
A part (1999) 2 exemplars
Civil war [film] — Director — 2 exemplars
O TESSERACT 1 exemplars
Annihilation: The Screenplay (2018) 1 exemplars
1999 1 exemplars
Men 1 exemplars
Episode 1 1 exemplars
Dredd (2012) 1 exemplars
Halo 1 exemplars
Never Let Me Go (Screenplay) (2011) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Sunshine [2007 film] (2007) — Screenwriter — 169 exemplars
The Beach [2000 film] (2000) — Original novel — 105 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 74 • July 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars

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It's hard to pinpoint why I liked this. Ostensibly, not much really "happens," but something about it just compelled me. Interesting thoughts on human character.
 
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Jenniferforjoy | Hi ha 92 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
Very trippy book. Had to finish it in a single sitting and left me in something of an altered state for a few hours afterwards. Highly recommended
 
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toddtyrtle | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2022 |
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archivomorero | Hi ha 92 ressenyes més | Nov 9, 2022 |
This book is about a despised lifestyle of entitled youths who are so entitled that they can go ruin paradise in Asia with their runaway numbers. An English boy in Thailand finds out about"the beach," a "paradise" on a remote island in the gulf of Thailand, prohibited to visitors. Well, that's the kind of prohibition that he's bound to break, so he sets off with a French boy and girl, determined to make paradise their own. Amazingly enough, despite huge obstacles, they do make their way there, and join a small community of other entitled boys and girls playing at hippie commune. Because humans are, well, human, paradise can't last for long, plus, this place never belonged to them, right?
This is somewhat entertaining, but the entitlement, the animal cruelty, and the racism were hard to take. I won't be reading anymore from this author.
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burritapal | Hi ha 92 ressenyes més | Oct 23, 2022 |

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Obres
25
També de
3
Membres
8,385
Popularitat
#2,876
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
147
ISBN
184
Llengües
18
Preferit
19

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