This study guide will help you analyse the text “Blink and You Miss It” by Alex Garland. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message, and we will help you put the text into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Blink and You Miss It”
Author: Alex Garland
Published in: Disco Biscuits (short story collection)
Date of Publication: 1997
Genre: Short Story
Alex Garland (1970) is an English author of novels and screenplays, who is today mostly known for his debut novel, The Beach (1996) and for being the screenwriter of movies like 28 Days Later (2002) or Never Let Me Go (2011).
The novel, The Beach which has also been adapted into a film, is based on the author’s travels through Europe and the Philippines and follows a Generation X youngster as he enters a beach community and experiments with drugs.
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