Is it just me or are these months going super quickly? We are already almost halfway through my favourite month of the year, another book club meeting has come and gone, and we have another read to announce!
A few weeks ago, we voted on “post-apocalyptic” to be the theme for March this year, leading us to choose On The Beach by Nevil Shute! Here’s the blurb to satisfy your curiosity for what this book could possibly be about (extracted from booktopia.com.au):
“After the war is over, a radioactive cloud begins to sweep southwards on the winds, gradually poisoning everything in its path. An American submarine captain is among the survivors left sheltering in Australia, preparing with the locals for the inevitable. Despite his memories of his wife, he becomes close to a young woman struggling to accept the harsh realities of their situation. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from the United States and the submarine must set sail through the bleak ocean to search for signs of life.
On the Beach is Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel. Both gripping and intensely moving, its impact is unforgettable.”
I wasn’t aware until I had purchased the book that it’s a vintage classic too! Another lovely novel to add to my lovely collection of lovely classics. The pressure is on for this millennial to get her butt into gear to build a house that contains a home library. I can only dream, right?
While our previous read, Lolita, had been an interesting topic of conversation for today’s meeting, I think myself and the other book club members are keen to dive into this thrilling post-apocalyptic survival novel.
If you’d like to join and read On The Beach with us, make sure you grab a copy and join the conversation next month when I host a livestream dedicated for the book club meeting. Tune in to twitch.tv/justkatisfine 10:30am AEST on Sunday 10th April 2022. All are welcome!
If you’ve read On The Beach, would you recommend it?