View Full Version : Just finished reading The Beach.

11-12-2001, 14:39:33
Some spoilers below:

It was OK, I don't quite understand all the hype though. The ending was terrible. I don't know if it was just me but everyones motivations seemed to be protecting the Beach from outside intrusion but it really didn't seem that great. I never got a sense that it was something worth protecting. I never cared about it and despite the protestations of the people on the beach that it was great all they ever had were problems and misery and madness. I never got any emotional connection with the characters and didn't care whether they lived or died or went mad really. Even Richard and he's telling the story, I just kept wanting him to stop being annoying.

Oh and the whole I should have known more about so and so, especially after the way they died... then they die thing is pretty lame too.

12-12-2001, 15:43:07
Life's a Beach an then you die man.

12-12-2001, 16:09:18

17-12-2001, 14:42:21
"Qweeg, quoting lame t-shirts since 1925."