Life’s a beach

I couldn’t resist sharing this photo of an anonymous handsome stranger (okay, he’s a member of my family) reading my novel The Dying Beach in Krabi province, southern Thailand. Most of the novel is set in Krabi, on the exquisite Andaman coast.

The Dying Beach readerA good book, Rita Felski writes in Uses of Literature, make you feel ‘sucked in, swept up, spirited away’. So if you’re not fortunate enough to be in a position to take a holiday in Thailand right now, for a fraction of the cost, you can be transported there by reading The Dying Beach.

“The Dying Beach is…the perfect escapist read.” (Good Reading)

What have you read lately that’s taken you to another place?



About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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14 Responses to Life’s a beach

  1. Olgamary Savage says:

    One for the album ! Am currently reading Jenny Diski’s In Gratitude a cancer memoir. It is blowing my mind. Mutti

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  2. lindathestar says:

    I loved this book, although I read it in Bendigo, not Thailand. It did some transporting to fascinating places

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  3. What a great ‘photo, Angela! And of course, the perfect place to be reading The Dying Beach. I love it!

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  4. What a perfect photo! I’ve never been to Krabi, but your novel – and this shot – have certainly made me want to go there, Angela. And I was really interested in (and appalled by) the environmental issues in The Dying Beach.

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    • It’s a beautiful part of the planet, Sue, even with tourism/development. And the environment is better cared for in Krabi than on other parts of the Thai coast, largely because most of the land is owned and managed by locals.

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  5. kathyd says:

    Great photo. And yes, it is the right place to read the excellent book, The Dying Beach. I couldn’t put it down once I’d started it.
    My latest escapist reading took me to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. I read the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May, and so often did I wish I was on its coast.

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    • The Lewis trilogy sounds intriguing, Kathy. Amanda Curtin’s wonderful novel Elemental took me to that part of the world…but it’s too cold for me, I fear 😉


  6. kathyd says:

    Well, New York City in the summer, especially now with global warming, is no pleasure. I spent my days in my a/c room, freezing at times. You’re probably used to hot weather in Oz.
    I have to get Curtin’s book.
    Peter May does such a good job of describing life on the Isle of Lewis, the weather, the scenery,, but also how hard it is to earn a decent living, daily life, a lot. He writes excellent character development. The stories are good, too.


  7. I will agree with it being a good read. I’m looking forward to the next one. Louise

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