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Alex Garland Message Board 1/1/2012
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The Beach
Richard is a British backpacker in Thailand who discovers a secret beach where dozens of expats have created their own society, separate from the rest of the world. A man he knows as Mr. Duck gives him a map to the beach, which is hidden on an island in an aquatic wildlife preserve, before later committing suicide. Richard and two other travelers, Etienne and Francoise, swim to the island and find the secret beach. It is already populated by an intern...