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The Beach

By Alex Garland


Alex Garland’s “The Beach” examines what might be viewed as a collective drug induced psychosis, while “The Coma” utilises pictures and narration to examine the effect of severe head injury and coma on perception and memory.

Key Themes:

  • Cannabis
  • Psychosis
  • Revealing Reads
  • Violence

Reference: Alex, Garland. 1996. The Beach. London: Penguin, 1997


- Charley Baker
Date Review Submitted: Friday 20th March 2009