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On the Beach by Nevil Shute
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Mar 10, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2015
Recommended to Doug by: A book set in a different country:

What do you do when the end of the world is silently approaching? A group of Australians know the end is coming to Melbourne, but keep living life. The northern hemisphere was destroyed by a nuclear war between all of the nuclear powers: US, UK, China and Russia. The resulting radiation is slowly moving south to cover the rest of planet.

The book is dated and feels old. But it does not pretend to be anything but the late 1950s with the technology available then. There are no cell phones, no internet, no international calls. News travels slowly, just as the toxic radiation is moving slowly southward.

Maybe there is some hope....

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Reading Progress

March 10, 2015 – Started Reading
March 10, 2015 – Shelved
March 11, 2015 –
page 75
March 13, 2015 – Shelved as: read-in-2015
March 13, 2015 – Finished Reading

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