25 min

A Chance To Exam Your Own Thoughts On Mortality | On The Beach (Nevil Shute‪)‬ Mere Mortals Book Reviews

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How would you find satisfaction in a nuclear holocaust?

'On The Beach' by Nevil Shute is a story set in Melbourne of two naval officers and their friends/family as impending death from radioactive fallout comes ever closer. The Northern Hemisphere is uninhabited apart from a mysterious signal coming from Seattle. It examines people reactions to mortality and how they mentally cope with the realisation of inevitable death.

I summarised the book as follows. "I had to set aside some time after reading this for some pondering as there is a lot to digest. I liked how the plot was moved forward by the submarine cruise and that it started off with the holocaust already well underway. It's not exactly a fun read but I think will inspire some worthwhile introspection."

I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!

Timeline:
(0:00) - Intro
(0:31) - Synopsis
(2:58) - Nuclear Holocaust: How would humanity behave?
(11:07) - Satisfaction: What brings individuals pleasure?
(17:57) - Observations/Takeaways
(22:28) - Summary


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How would you find satisfaction in a nuclear holocaust?

'On The Beach' by Nevil Shute is a story set in Melbourne of two naval officers and their friends/family as impending death from radioactive fallout comes ever closer. The Northern Hemisphere is uninhabited apart from a mysterious signal coming from Seattle. It examines people reactions to mortality and how they mentally cope with the realisation of inevitable death.

I summarised the book as follows. "I had to set aside some time after reading this for some pondering as there is a lot to digest. I liked how the plot was moved forward by the submarine cruise and that it started off with the holocaust already well underway. It's not exactly a fun read but I think will inspire some worthwhile introspection."

I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!

Timeline:
(0:00) - Intro
(0:31) - Synopsis
(2:58) - Nuclear Holocaust: How would humanity behave?
(11:07) - Satisfaction: What brings individuals pleasure?
(17:57) - Observations/Takeaways
(22:28) - Summary


Connect with Mere Mortals:
Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReU
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

25 min