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He was a wonderful writer who was able to reinvigorate science fiction with spectacle and true thrills, and do so with a writing voice that created both suspense triffirs elegance. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Guardian News and Media. It was one of those moments that seemed to expose the vast chasm between late s and current time, the idea that being blind equated to useless dependency.

It was then the Triffids struck!

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Anybody know anything about this? Yet I knew that it was by no means the first time that it had happened. There is no actual need for them to be there at all. While we don’t know what caused the green comet, the Triffids were definitely our fault. What do we have to discard?

Others use the blind as labor gangs with a sighted person leading. At least this has not changed, with man-children in the guise of national leaders boasting about the size of their nuclear buttons.

And they’re immensely profitable – the oil derived from a Triffid outdoes every other ov of vegetable oil available. This novel was written when nuclear war and the potential end of civilisation as it was known was a more immediate concern than it mostly is today.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – Review

I really liked Wyndham’s writing style and the way he presented the story. Masen tries in many ways to not wydnham discover who can help, but how it can be done. It was her insistence that he impregnate a harem–although she would chose the two lucky ladies. Published July 1st by Modern Library first published After Coker comes around, he says of a less enthusiastic convert, “You’d think she’d be reasonable.


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Throughout all of their adventures there is no word from the tirffids government at all except for rumours and postulation. As the people realise the enormity of what has happened, different factions start to appear. The Day of the Triffids goes a bit beyond sci-fi and into both philosophy and morality.

Bill Masen, who is in the hospital recovering from a sting that injured his eye, suddenly realizes that not only has everyone lost their sight, but in many ways, their reason. I’m glad I finally read this. One of them reveals that his wife and cay were blinded by the “bloody comets” along with everyone else in London. Showing of reviews. View all 9 comments. Dissenting opinions can be made to fail.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before. I am very glad that I finally got around to reading this classic post-apocalyptic novel.

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However, their plans are accelerated by the arrival of the militaristic representatives of a new despotic and self-appointed government, who arrive in a heavily-armoured car. Archived from the original on 17 October Bill backtracks to explain his occupation and how it landed him in the hospital. You can be on the doin’ and dyin’ team.

As they come to grips fay what happened, every group of survivors – seeing and blind alike – all have their own tye where tritfids new world should be heading to. This going headlong for things is a mechanistic view, and people in general aren’t machines.


And I would have woken up stone blind the next day. When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.

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Wyndham wisely does not introduce the triffids immediately, instead choosing to focus on integrating the reader into this new world.

Paperbackpages. I would assume Penguin would produce an intact edition. Wyndyam of them wymdham so long ago that even their names have gone with them. It’s possible to put too modern a slant on a novel that remains within the constraints of post-war science fiction, but as Barry Langford points out in his introduction, The Day of the Triffids is ‘at heart a strict Darwinian parable’; the carnivorous plants are not sentient, malicious invaders from another planet, but the culmination of human hubris.

The triffid remains just a boogeyman, located outside one’s compound fence, ready to lash out at anyone who triffis foolish to come within striking range. Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture. It is a good science fiction novel, that kept triffds at the pages all the way to the end. Very reminiscent of a H. I had seen the ’62 film that is based on this book, and was expecting something like that, but this is one of those times when one shouldn’t judge the book by the film that is based on it.

I think one missed opportunity is to have one blind central character, not necessarily the protagonist, who is naturally blind triffjds birth, to depict how he copes in comparison with the nu-blinds.

Basically, it is not wall to wall monster plants busting fun.