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The Beach by Alex Garland
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May 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: owned, also-a-movie, travel, favorites, death, thailand, wanderlust


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Alex Garland
“There's this saying: in an all-blue world, colour doesn't exist... If something seems strange, you question it; but if the outside world is too distant to use as a comparison then nothing seems strange.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

Alex Garland
“I don’t keep a travel diary. I did keep a travel diary once and it was a big mistake. All I remember of that trip is what I bothered to write down. Everything else slipped away, as though my mind felt jilted by my reliance on pen and paper. For exactly the same reason I don’t travel with a camera. My holiday becomes the snapshots and anything I forget to record is lost.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

Alex Garland
“If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
May 20, 2010 – Shelved
May 23, 2010 – Shelved as: owned
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: also-a-movie
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: travel
April 8, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
November 26, 2011 – Shelved as: death
September 12, 2017 – Shelved as: thailand
September 12, 2017 – Shelved as: wanderlust

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