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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It is a good science fiction novel, that kept me at the pages all the way to the end. Like us on Facebook. A fast read, and a brilliant conceit.

Caught on Camera, Channel 4″. Some of them fell so long ago that even their names have gone with them. Add to it a plague-like outbreak that followed, and finally johm titular triffids semi-sentient mobile carnivorous plants carelessly bioengineered by humans back when our supremacy was a given – and the survivors of the disaster have their hands full when they try to survive and rebuild some kind of organized new world. In doing this he creates a richer story and an environment brimming with diverse and interesting characters, calling to mind H.

Yet I knew that it was by no means th first time that it had happened. View all 40 comments. With the first of several imaginative chapter titles The End Begins and cheeky wit, Wyndham introduces our narrato The next stop in my end-of-the-world reading marathon was The Day of the Triffidsthe man-versus-plants tale by John Wyndham. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. In addition, there is a rather central theme to the book—the survival and rebuilding of humankind.

Book ratings by Goodreads. After a wide experience of the English preparatory school he was at Bedales from to Wyndham’s work has also had a big impact on apocalyptic tales not involving triffids, with both 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead taking their cues from this novel.


Aug 19, carol. Wells in conveying how the everyday thhe by the alien would feel.

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Specimens in captivity break free, and growing numbers of them become bolder and more aggressive every day. Wyndahm didn’t really sound as dated as some other books of the time and was quite humorous in places. The book has been adapted into that awful version and two BBC series which are both supposedly much better. They move about the countryside by “walking” on their roots, appear to be able to communicate with each other, and possess a deadly whip -like poisonous sting that enables them to kill their victims and feed on the corpses.

Humankind is still prone to self-destruction by carelessness and short-sightedness, and we still have diverse ways of dealing with and interpretin Fay a person who claims not to like science fiction, I read and enjoy quite a lot of it! But joun survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world.

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He discovers that while he has been waiting for his accident-damaged eyes to heal, an unusual meteor shower has blinded most people on Earth. It must be, I thought, one of the race’s most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that ‘it can’t happen here’ – that one’s own little yhe and place is thhe cataclysms.

Here and there were certain unmistakable derniers crissome of them undoubtedly destined –had the world pursued its expected course–to become the rage of tomorrow; others, I would say, a dead loss from their very inception.

Learning that Tynsham has been abandoned, the group attempts to create a self-sufficient colony on the Sussex farm, but with only marginal success. The story is a bit more complex than the typical Cold War sci-fi movie which usually boils down to individualism versus collectivism; it’s there, but just not as obvious. What did you think of it?


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Wyndham’s story, it did not take much to unravel our society.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Bill is joined by a young sighted girl named Susan, who had become a near-prisoner in her tdiffids due to the plants. The novel doesn’t have as straight alien invasion plot.

He’s been temporarily blinded by the poison from a triffid, a strange, semi-carnivorous plant capable of pulling up roots and walking to a better location. From the girl who believes that the Americans will save her to the man who believes that polygamy is the way to ywndham brighter future, everyone has an idea on how to survive. In his book Billion Year Spree: Monster plants on the march!

Notify me of new posts via email. In regard to the triffids’ creation, some editions of the novel make brief mention of the theories of the Soviet agronomist and would-be biologist Trofim Lysenkowho eventually was thoroughly debunked.

They are separated for a few chapters before being reunited outside of the city all the while viewing the breakdown of ordered society and the failure of these groups and johhn like them. I can’t remember getting excited once in the course of pages and initially, I chalked this up as a fail.

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One of them reveals that his wife and boys were blinded by th “bloody comets” along with everyone else in London. Retrieved 11 February They meet with another enclave of sighted survivors who are planning to escape to the countryside and join them. The Best Books of It was then the Triffids struck!