corner corner On the Beach (Vintage International)
corner corner

Books Registered open extended profile

Medium   by Nevil Shute

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0307473996
Books Registered: 11
BookCrossing Rating: Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 4
Wishes for this book: click here




Amazon Editorial Review

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.

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 everyone in its path. Among them 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 Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, On the Beach is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.


Other books you might like:

11 Copies Registered


Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 10/7/2012

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingAnna-Owing of Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on 7/26/2010

Current status: to be read Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by ensignpavel of Tucson, Arizona USA on 10/4/2010

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by donhunt of Chevy Chase, Maryland USA on 2/10/2011

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by piggydiva of Louisville, Kentucky USA on 3/10/2011

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by BCinDC of Washington, District of Columbia USA on 4/28/2012

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by winggeebeewing of Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on 5/31/2012

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by pbevins of Denver, Colorado USA on 8/21/2012

Current status: available Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by LezenBlijftLeuk of Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on 1/20/2013

Current status: travelling Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by conniejackson of Baltimore, Maryland USA on 12/31/2010

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Registered by piggydiva of Louisville, Kentucky USA on 8/2/2011

Current status: permanent collection This book has not been rated.


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.