Study Guide

On the Beach Tough-o-Meter

By Nevil Shute

Tough-o-Meter

(4) Base Camp

Nevil Shute is a straight Shute-er (you should know by now that we have no shame, folks), so expect clear, concise language and straightforward characterization. Although the novel can get science fiction-y at times, Shute keeps technical jargon down to a minimum.

Not real troubles here, Shmoopers. Except for the end of the world, that is.