On the Beach by Nevil Shute

On the Beach

Nevil Shute

296 pages first pub 1957 (editions)

fiction classics science fiction emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American su...

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Moods

sad 81%
dark 77%
emotional 69%
reflective 55%
tense 21%
adventurous 16%
challenging 15%
hopeful 6%
funny 5%
relaxing 5%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 34%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 11% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.79

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