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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What if we were devoid of resources because so many people were dependent on others? During the war he was in the Civil Service and afterwards in the Army.

Really enjoyed this post-apocalyptic tale which I wasn’t expecting to like so much.

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There was a current theory among cutters that more than a few seconds of any one news subject – except a boxing match – could not fail to paralize an audience with boredom. Within this novel are deep discussion points and ideas that will make you think long after the final page. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wish I had read it years ago now.

The story has been made into the feature film of the same namethree radio drama series inandand two TV series in and The Day of the Triffids has endured in radio, film and television. The Outsider Albert Camus. Only those whose eyes were covered or underground were saved.


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The only individuals saved from blindness were those who, for one reason or another, did not witness the meteor shower. A condensed version of the book also appeared in Colliers Magazine. View all 7 comments.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It has walking killer plants for goodness sakes!! Works by John Wyndham. Worse than that — our position becomes inferior to theirs because they are adapted to a sightless existence, and we are not. So I was surprised when it was revealed that the triffids had been around for a long time and a worldwide case of blindness was the cause of the catastrophe – the triffids merely took advantage of it.

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe. Book review 5 10 Jun 07, Have you read any others by John Wyndham? My first th, therefore, of a development which was to play such an important part in my future, as well as in so many other peoples, was a glimpse sandwiched between a hula contest in Honolulu and the First Lady launching a battleship.

Compounding such is a plague which decimates.

Co-operation groups spring up pretty quickly, both voluntary and otherwise, where sighted teiffids assist the blind in surviving.

Clarke called it an “immortal story”. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. According to director Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland was inspired by the opening sequence to the book and film to write the film.


The polygamous principles of this scheme appal the religious Miss Durrant. Archived from the original on 8 November wyjdham The Crucible Arthur Miller. Another supporting character Wilfred Coker, with his pragmatic and uncompromising attitude, is a good foil for our hero.

Jan 18, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Wyndham went a slightly different direction, forseeing genetic manipulation and biological warfare. Joined by a repentant Coker, Masen drives to the address, a country estate called Tynsham in Wiltshire. This book has a great premise, set in the ever popular post-apocalypse scenario and awesome implacable monsters.

View all 10 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Day of the Triffids goes a bit beyond sci-fi and into both philosophy and morality. Goodreads is the world’s largest site og readers with over 50 million reviews. Paperbackpages. The Day of the Triffids film.