Thursday, 29 January 2009

the original

Here's the 1957 version (thanks to John Tranter for this).

1 comment:

David Prater said...

Hi Laurie,

funnily enough I read 'On the Beach' just a few weeks ago. I have to say, it is one of the worst novels I have read in a long time. Cardboard characters, the absurdity of the plotline and the 'romance' - it certainly hasn't aged well, though the idea remains as relevant I suppose. The funniest moment for me was when the lead character goes to the chemist to see about getting some cyanide capsules, and asks how much they cost - the chemist cheerfully informs him they're 'on the free list'. Nice cover tho.