It appears that someone wrote a novel that may or may not be loosely based around the story of the Thai beach featured in Gringo Trails, the documentary I discussed in an earlier blog (Gringo Trails: Asking hard questions about travel). The book is titled The Beach, and it’s by Alex Garland.
I also discovered that the book was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Of course, the book came out in 1998 and the movie in 2000. Goes to show how up-to-the-minute I am.
If anyone has read the book or seen the movie, I’d love to know how the fiction reflects the reality. Also, whether either of them are worth searching out.