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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Books by John Wyndham.

Conventional morals and usual laws collapse with the society that created them. While on the job, a triffid splashes poison inside Bill’s protective goggles, sending him to the hospital. Only tho Reread or rather listened to the audio narration from Kindle Unlimited. Through no fault of anyone, a tiny group of people are simply more competent. If not for the Triffids. It started with a comet. In I was 1 year old when this book was published so, understandably, didn’t read it for a number of years after that, Think it was o when I first read it, even then it was groundbreaking, radio programmes, films wow what a concept.

The idea of polygamy ayndham to a schism within the group and the kidnapping of several individuals including Bill and Josella. I’ve read it countless times since, and is one of the books I think about most.

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 Teh World War Two experience seems beyond unlikely hide spoiler ].


Other books in the series. Sold by Onlyqualityseller and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. 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. The story turns to creating a new civilization through either small groups or larger communities with various schemes to repopulate and resettle or simply survive.

Early in the book there is an oblique reference to Lysenko and the Soviet Union – which helps to date it to that post war period. A character named Coker tries to create a society dwy protects the blind, and everyone dies, so The Day of the Triffids was first published in by the Penguin Group.

John Wyndham was born in The attitude towards disability are very appropriate for that time – and, needless to say, not for our day and age. Archived from the original on 13 May View all 6 comments. I’m a sucker for a natural light show, so I probably would have spent the night watching the skies and enjoying myself.

And now it was happening here. And an exciting story. Unfortunately, the publisher has seen fit to edit triffods much of the color and detail that makes this such an entertaining read.

However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Soon, Masen is wandering around a London populated by a mass of groping blind people, and a handful of sighted ones who react to the situation in different ways. Frightening and powerful, Wyndham’s vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story.



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Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. They have minds of their own – mostly peasant minds, at their easiest when they are in the familiar furrow.

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Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck. One of dzy very early novels that dealt with mass extinction of humankind and the consequences of survival. But once humanity is struck blind, the triffids seem to have their day off the title, which might better be Era of the Triffids or Rise of the Triffidshumans cannot see them coming, cannot continue to cultivate and hobble them, and coupled with the general breakdown of society, the coming years see infestations grow.

Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: Is an apocalypse where women don’t automatically become babymakers permitted? Start pf The Day of the Triffids on your Kindle in under a minute. View all 5 comments. Another supporting character Wilfred Coker, with his pragmatic and uncompromising attitude, is a good foil for our hero.

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Only those whose eyes were covered or underground were saved. Strange sentient plants move about attempting to nosh on the newly helpless. Nick Cowling is an emerging freelance writer living in Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

Blind women have value because they can produce sighted children.

Now the communist has been replaced by the Muslim.