The Beach

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  • ENGLISH

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  • 448

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  • 9780141031774

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  • 2 mm

    Width
  • 12 mm

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  • 19 gram

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 5 JULY 2007

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    The Khao San Road, Bangkok - first stop on the backpacker trail. On Richards first night there a fellow traveller slits his wrists, leaving Richard a map to the Beach. The Beach is a legend among young travellers in Asia: white as sands circling a lagoon hidden from the sea, coral gardens and freshwater falls surrounded by jungle. In this earthly paradise, it is rumoured The Khao San Road, Bangkok - first stop on the backpacker trail. On Richards first night there a fellow traveller slits his wrists, leaving Richard a map to the Beach. The Beach is a legend...  Read More

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    Alex Garland

    Alex Garland (born 1970) is a British novelist and screenwriter.

    Garland is the son of political cartoonist Nick (Nicholas) Garland. He attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history.

    His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult classic and was made into a film by Danny Boyle, with Leonardo DiCaprio.

    The Tesseract, Garlands second novel, was published in 1998. This was also made into a film, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2003, he wrote the screenplay for Danny Boyles 28 Days Later, starring Cillian Murphy. His third novel, The Coma, was published in 2004 and was illustrated with woodcuts by his father.

    In 2007 he wrote the screenplay for the film Sunshine – his second screenplay to be directed by Danny Boyle and star Cillian Murphy as lead. Garland also served as an executive producer on 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to 28 Days Later.

    Garland also wrote the first screenplay for Halo, the film adaptation of the successful video game franchise by Bungie Studios.

    His partner is actress/director Paloma Baeza.

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