Geschreven bij The Beach
The Beach is the gripping story of a secret and hidden paradise on a Thai island where Richard finds his way to when Mr. Duck, one of the societys founders, tells him right before he commits suicide. Together with his two newly-made French friends, Françoise and Étienne, he decides to take a chance and look for this legendary beach with the help of a map drawn by Mr. Duck. Garland paints the concealed societyand the life being livedthere wonderfully, though the story really starts to spin when Richard, a Vietnam war movies enthusiast, gets banished from the community and needs to find his own way to survive the isles dangers.