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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View all 8 comments. Compared to today’s thrillers that emphasize individual heroic action, this classic novel appears understated, providing a more thoughtful consideration of what aspects of human nature are likely to help sustain the species in the face of extreme disaster.

Aug 19, carol.

Triffids, a mobile plant, have been around for a while. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Despite having many tropes familiar to post-atomic matinee features references to the Soviet Union describe it as a land cloaked in secrecy and mystery Wyndham has created something that feels unique and exciting, providing readers with a vivid and thought-out alternative universe.

The majority of the patients seem to have been blinded having viewed the green meteor show that took place. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 15mm Bill observes some disturbing things, but like his narrator, Wyndham doesn’t see much to gain by getting particularly upset by them.

View all 40 comments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Notify me of new comments via email. I love the Kindle, but you may wish to obtain the unabridged paperback version for the best experience see attached photo for cover illustration of best [IMO] version.


The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Bill and Josella are kidnapped and used as eyes for a group wyndhzm blind people. While reading this book by John Wyndham, I had to keep in mind that this genre was still relatively new in triffuds 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.

It’s lucky that scientists haven’t used bioengineering to create a deadly but slow-moving carnivorous plant.

Triffids are fictional plants capable of animal-like behaviour: There’s a gladness about being able to put a manly shoulder to problems and get on with solving issues in a straight forward practical kind of way, despite this it is not an entirely uncompassionate society judging by how the blinded citizens are treated, but it is a survivorist’s fantasy in the chalk downlands of southern England view spoiler [ perhaps unsurprisingly the story relies on magical never ending supplies of fuel, despite the apparent breakdown of commercial normalcy, nor does anyone run out of salt or tinned goods, which hard on the heels of Britain’s World War Two experience seems beyond unlikely hide spoiler ].

The disaster allows some unusual mobile carnivorous plants, widely nurtured because of valuable oils, to spread widely and threaten human extinction, the triffids. My memory of the book from my youth, dist Satisfying apocalyptic tale published in Bill tbe and starts to search for Josella, and in the process of locating her saves a girl called Susan, and continues looking.

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The narrative begins with Masen in hospital, his eyes bandaged after having been stung by a Triffid at one of the farms. Later on, a little girl called Susan shows up, she wymdham — at least — quite competent and quite lively.

Paperbackpages. For me, Triffids is a classic in the last sense, as one of the first novels in an era exploring the end of civilization. Which, knowing me, would probably be very short and end jonh with me getting shot by some kind of Mad Max pirate tribe.

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It is anarchy out there, but being sighted he can make his way around with relative ease. Wyndham brings it in at about The Day of the Triffids was cited by Karl Edward Wagner as one of the thirteen best science-fiction horror novels.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Anyway, this was one of the first 10 or so Sci-Fi books that I read, so it has a special place in my memories. Heck, 28 Days Later lifted the beginning directly. While on the job, a triffid splashes poison inside Bill’s protective goggles, sending him to the hospital.

Still, a good read for SF lovers who enjoy visiting the foundations of the genre. Jul 01, Pages.