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The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids
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In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes,... show more
In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812967128 (0812967127)
ASIN: 812967127
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it
4.5 B-Really Really Good
My mom & I love science fiction B-movies from the 50s and the 60s. Day of the Triffids is one of our favorites. When I saw it on a few Best of all Time lists I took a chance. I tried reading it and found the 'wordy' overwritten English grated on my nerves. So I tried the Audiobook and WOW color me h...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Day of the Triffids
"When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere." One morning Bill Masen wakes up in the hospital with bandages over his eyes and with the distinctive feeling that something is horrible wrong. During the night a gree...
Noel's Blog
Noel's Blog rated it
5.0
One of the first SF books I read was Day of the Trifids by John Wyndham. I discovered it through the 1980’s BBC television version. The beginning of the book remains vivid in my memory. The protagonist, after being blinded by a Trifid attack on the farm, awakes alone in hospital. Nobody answers his ...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
5.0 The Day of the Triffids By John Wyndham.
Finally, I get around to reviewing this book I've been a bit slack in terms of reviewing books or being sociable lately and I do apologise for that, There are reasons and I'm going write a blog post about it but anyway, back to the review.I don't need to introduce Day of the traffids as I'm sure eve...
Tagebuch einer Horrortorte
Tagebuch einer Horrortorte rated it
2.0 The Day of the Triffids
Warum dieser SciFi-Klassiker nur zwei lausige Sterne bekommt und mich obendrein zum Abbruch bewegt hat? Weil ich selbst in den ältesten Büchern des Genres äußerst selten an dermaßen frauenverachtende Kackscheiße wie in diesem Fall gerate und an meine Nerven denken muss. Dazu durchgehend papierblattf...
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