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!
(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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