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A 20th anniversary edition of this million copy bestseller, with a new introduction by John Niven: a classic story of paradise found - and lost.
Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams.
But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?
In 2000, The Beach was adapted into a film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.
Kathy (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, An Education), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Red Riding) and Ruth (Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company.
But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
EX MACHINA is an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle. It explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.
Following on from the success of his thriller, Ex Machina, Alex Garland returns to cerebral sci-fi with his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's cult novel -
a tale of a biologist attempting to uncover the mystery of her husband's disappearance into a restricted zone.
What she and her fellow scientists discover is a world populated by mysterious life forms that might offer answers, but which exposes them to madness and death.
Beside the screenplay, the book also includes 20 pages of behind-the-scenes photos.
Richard est un routard d'aujourd'hui, en quête de solitude et de sensations fortes, fasciné par l'Asie. A Bangkok, dans une guesthouse minable, il entend parler d'une île interdite aux touristes, bordée par une plage paradisiaque où l'on peut vivre de riz, de poisson et de marijuana.
Parvenu en ce lieu mystérieux en compagnie d'un couple de Français, il s'assimile aisément à la petite communauté "baba cool" qui y mène une existence rêveuse de soleil, de couleurs et de drogue. Mais ce bonheur est trompeur et le groupe va se trouver peu à peu confronté à l'horreur et à la violence.
Ce premier roman d'un jeune écrivain anglais a été salué comme le portrait magistral d'une génération.