Does anybody know when Alex Garland is going to write another novel?
>>By Maximina (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
He's suffering from writer's block. To break out of it, he has written a screenplay for a movie called "28 Days" by the same guy who did "The Beach."
>>By Lisa K. (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
I loved the beach! I could not put it down.and in some ways i feel i am alot like Richerd in the book him and i guess daffy.I really enjoyed it and am going to read his other book The tesseract I hope it is as good as The Beach! catt
>>By catt (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
Tesseract is great but nothing can compare to the beach.
>>By Anna S (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
The Beach was one of the best books I ever read. I wish there was a sequel to it.
>>By kym (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
I have read 'The Beach' a number of times now, and like for alot of you its was one of best book in mind that i have ever read.
But when i read Tesseract i was a litttle dissapointed,the charchters in the book were not strongly developed enough, to rember because it switchs between various story lines,and by the time you get back to the previous story line you are left flicking back pages to find out who they are.
>>By Chris (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
I personally prefer the tesseract; i love the hidden things which your mind is allowed to develop by itself and inmaybe 20 times I have read it, I have found something new each time. Although the Beach is undoubtedly my 2nd favourite bok, The tesseract tops it for me.... I just wish there was a 3rd book already.
>>By Amber (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)
I love The Beach and The Tesseract. Anyone knows whether Alex Garland will write a third book? And does anyone know where to get that screenplay "28 Days Later"?
I abhor the film version of The Beach. It was such a crap movie. It failed to capture the essence of the novel.
Oh yeah, does Garland have a personal website?
>>By junny (Tuesday, 25 Mar 2003 21:31)
I loved the beach! the movie was simply hogwash. The Tesseract, in my opinion, was very ambitious, in terms of plot development and use of exotic characters. for an english guy, he got the filipino lingo pretty well,
>>By jon (Sunday, 13 Apr 2003 22:35)
I love him, I really do. Fate has a weird way of introducing me to him. I was browsing through some books and lo and behold Alex Garland's the Beach in my View. I've been looking for him and guess where I found him? In a discounted book store where they sell old stocks of books and I got my hardback copy in a decent condition for about US7.00 and baby you rock!
Please wake up from the writer block deal. We need you. Here's an idea. Start a weblog. Write down your personal thoughts, maybe it'll help you get back your modjo or something. Love You.
>>By firstname.lastname@example.org (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 09:50)
I have never seen someone become so captivated by a novel. One of my best friends (who is currently with the Marines overseas) became enthralled by THE BEACH as soon as I finished it and passed it off to him. He read it about 3 times and then tossed me his copy of TESSERACT as soon as it hit the shelves. Both of us have become great fans of Alex Garland and are eagerly awaiting his next novel.
>>By email@example.com (Wednesday, 28 May 2003 07:32)
I'm actually writing an asigment about alex garland at the moment. I love THE BEACH! I just finsished reading it for the 10th time. The ending surprises me every time! F***ing grreat book!
>>By doughnutjeff (Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:40)
I viewed "28 Days Later" at Sundance this past winter. Off the hook. If you find a way to see this film that Garland worked on, don't miss out. Remember to watch it with the lights out and volume turned up. Awesome.
>>By CrashAnDye (Monday, 2 Jun 2003 18:15)
Garland has a brilliant sense of pop culture and a beautiful way of adding a story to it so a reader will be interested. The Beach is a fantastic book, and I mean one of the best I have ever read. IT is definitley the best book in terms of wanting to keep reading it. THere is no way one can put it down. ANd I dont know what everyone is saying, the movie was good. its just you cant put all the those feelings and emotions into a film. The Tesseract, for one, is not hard to follow, and two, is a perfect compliment to the Beach. I just cant wait until his third comes out.
>>By andrew (Monday, 16 Jun 2003 22:06)
i loved both the beach and the tesseract, alex garland has an amazing talent..the tesseract was complex but the second time i read it,it was clearer and i could see it was just as good as the beach, just less familiar in subject. i am a huge fan!
>>By claire (Sunday, 22 Jun 2003 15:33)
The Beach is the best book I ever read but the Tesseract sucked
>>By Tank (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 04:04)
Once i read a novel in Monaco GP F1. Someone Knows something?
>>By richardinthebeach (Monday, 5 Jan 2004 19:10)
sorry, i think that the beach is a very engaging novel...but did it leave no-one else with a horribly bad taste in their mouth??????
>>By mebaroo (Thursday, 15 Jan 2004 20:54)
This may be a little late, but Alex just wrote Coma and is on a book tour for it.
>>By Neen (Monday, 31 May 2004 17:39)
The beach was at best (and folk lets Face it in comparison here) a book to wile away a few hours on a beach to be put down and promptly forgotten about. Non the less mainstream paperback 20 somethings snaped it up, devoured it in the thousands and hailed it a masterpiece...having read it myself post-hype i was more than a little dissapointed....
>>By Macker (Friday, 25 Jun 2004 15:35)
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