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After most people in the world are blinded by an apparent meteor showeran aggressive species of plant starts killing people.

Chicks go crazy for that. There is no epic effort to capture Children have a different convention of the fearful until they have been taught the proper things to be shocked at.

Aug 19, carol. A Life in the Movies: After a wide experience of the English preparatory school he was at Bedales from to He is one of the rare ones who can see. From trfifids girl who believes that the Americans will save her to the man who believes that polygamy is the way to a brighter future, everyone has an idea on how to survive. Lists with This Book.

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The narrative begins with Bill Masen in hospital, his eyes bandaged after having been splashed with triffid poison from a stinger. All the old problems, the stale ones, both personal and general, had been solved by one mighty slash.


Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell. It would have been tough, yes, but not impossible. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Yet I knew that it was by no means the first time that it had happened.

Strange sentient plants move about attempting to nosh on the newly helpless. But you gotta agree – a more appropriate title for this unexpected gem of a book such tdiffids “How complete disintegration of society and civilization as we know it, the sudden helplessness and the painful realization how little it takes to throw us off our tenuous Some books can be quite ill-served by their title.

Being eyndham by a triffid actually seems preferable to surviving one, especially if you were blinded.

Sometimes classic is good. Other than that she does not do or say much da interest. I was interested in his ethical conundrum until he took the quick escape by view spoiler [ introducing a virulent disease.

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That in itself – the vast, vast majority of the human population on Earth being blind – would have been a pretty good apocalypse. What I found out was that I like it. In doing this he creates a richer story and an environment brimming with diverse and interesting characters, calling to mind H. Through him we see a number of groups with disparate approaches, giving Wyndham the opportunity to comment on what underpins civilization and the vagaries of human nature.


The setup is standard scifi: Officially my favorite book. At first and as a first time reading this novel having never wydnham any of its myriad live action iterations I found wtndham a bit confused, thinking that dxy eponymous triffids must have something directly to do with the astronomical event.

The Day of the Triffids goes a bit beyond sci-fi and into both philosophy and morality.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – Review

Very cleanly written, short and interesting. It was then the Triffids struck! They meet with another enclave of sighted survivors who are planning to escape to the countryside and join them.

Wish I had read it years ago now. How do we deal with realizing our own weakness and fragility as a species? During his convalescence he is told of an unexpected green meteor shower.

While reading this book by John Wyndham, I had to keep in mind that this genre was still relatively new in

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