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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:05 PM
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83. Have you read Neville Shute's
apocalyptic novel On the Beach? In it a nuclear war that starts in the Middle East puts radioactive fallout into the atmosphere that then blows around the earth until everyone and everything dies. The last ones alive are in Australia, because that is the last place the fallout reaches.

The epigraph to the novel uses the final lines from T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men":
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

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