Summary

The classic story of paradise found - and lost.
Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life.
What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?
©1996 Alex Garland (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 26-12-16

The film made me hesitate...

but I needn't have. There's enough variation on the movie to maintain a feeling of discovery and surprise. Plus the narration is first class.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate Murphy on 12-08-16

JUST BRILLIANT

Read the book a few years ago and the audio version is even better. The narration is excellent , just how I would imagine Richard [the teller of the story] would speak. All the accents of the various characters are so well done.

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By Sanni on 05-03-18

Loved the English

All in all an extremely well written book. Didn't care about the characters that much, but I loved the book for the witty language.

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