The Day of the Triffids . John Wyndham Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids – huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to ‘walk’. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel written in by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. Although Wyndham had already written.

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Compounding such is a plague which decimates. A film version was produced in the UK and released in The idea of polygamy leads to a schism within the group and the kidnapping of several individuals including Bill and Josella. This is a thought-provoking novel, and it has not lost much of its message since its first publication. What I found out was that I like it. Groups are still likely to form around strong leaders, and they are also still likely to be intolerant of other groups and their interpretation of society.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Very cleanly written, short and interesting.


Bill holds the distinction of being one of the first Britons stung by a triffid and developed a fascination with the creatures. My memory ths the book from my youth, dist Satisfying apocalyptic tale published in Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – Review

As the story begins, Masen is in the hospital recovering from a triffid attack on his eyes. Open Preview See a Problem? He was a wonderful writer who was able to reinvigorate science fiction with spectacle and true thrills, and do so with a writing voice that created both suspense and elegance.

What will the future hold? Gauging our current run of apprehensions, one would be wise to explore this gem of the dystopian curve. En routeMasen rescues a young sighted girl named Susan, who he finds trapped alone at home, while her young brother lies dead in the garden, killed by a triffid. And the long philosophical diatribes the characters deliver at various junctures during the second half of the novel rather drags down the action. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell.

I was 1 year old when this book was published so, understandably, didn’t read it for ady number of years after that, Think it was around when I first read it, even then it was groundbreaking, radio programmes, films wow what a concept.


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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham | : Books

With the first of several imaginative chapter titles The End Begins and cheeky wit, Wyndham introduces our narrator, thirty-year-old Bill Masen, who wakes at St.

The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the best known, and most critically-acclaimed novel by science fiction author John Wyndham.

The Day of the Triffids U. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In the middle of the book, there is a talky chapter in which various sighted people debate the options.

Basically, it is not wall to wall monster plants busting fun. It is ironic that the “bad guys” treat the blinds like second class citizens, while Wyndham himself uses them as tertiary characters or less. She is novelist Josella Playton, whose work has earned her a notorious and mostly undeserved reputation. How do we deal with realizing our own weakness and fragility as a species? Where are the brilliant blind scientists, strategists, fighters etc.?