The Beach

by Alex Garland | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140258418 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmeganhwing of Preston, Victoria Australia on 3/29/2006
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Read this book on a bookring and enjoyed it so much I decided to buy another copy in the Op Shop - only $1 and in great condition. Registered for the Race to Three Million Challenge.

My journal entry from the other copy reads :-
A great first novel. I finished this book in the wee small hours .. I couldn't put it down. It's "sort of a dark take on backpacker culture in South East Asia". Full of suspense all the way through. Some of the characters were not fully developed, but mostly you could easily visualise people such as Jed, Keaty, Francoise and Etienne. I could not understand why they all thought the beach was such a paradise, right from our first interaction with Sal, I had bad vibes about where it was heading - such regimented daily work details didn't sound like Eden to me.

Released 12 yrs ago (7/27/2006 UTC) at Tidal River walking track in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria Australia



I left this on a bench (commemorating the drowning of two tourists) on the track between Tidal Tiver and Squeaky Beach.
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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, August 07, 2006
Hello Meganh! Found your book on 28th of July, about 3 pm at one of the most beautiful places I know: near Squeaky Beach in Wilsons Prom. I found it on that bench, you described. I had a beautiful time there together with my girlfriend that I visited in Australia in July. We spent our last days for the next two and a half months there together. Then she will be coming back to Germany where your book is at the moment. To be precisely: it is in Aachen now, 80 km western of Cologne. I have never seen or heard of bookcrossing before but I like the idea very much of letting the book travel around the world. So, I will read it soon and then set it free again at a suitable place for letting it continue its journey. I think, you chose an adequate place for its start!

Best Regards Jan


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