Title The Beach
Book Condition Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition As New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Putnam Pub Group February 1997
1573220485 / 9781573220484
Seller ID 20081212104124
Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight.There ia a tiny white stain at the bottom of the text, almost unnoticiable. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. In the tradition of grand adventure novels, Richard, a rootless traveler rambling around Thailand on his way somewhere else, is given a hand-drawn map to a hidden paradise by a madman. What makes this a truly satisfying novel is the number of levels on which it operates. On the surface it's a fast-paced adventure novel; at another level it explores why we search for these utopias, be they mysterious lost continents or small island communes. Garland weaves a gripping and thought-provoking narrative that suggests we are, in fact, such products of our Western culture that we cannot help but pollute and ultimately destroy the very sanctuary we seek.