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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I can say with some certainty, however, that in this book’s scenario I would not be coming out on top.

He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her fo, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Mar 18, Nataliya rated it really liked it Shelves: Beadley wishes to take only sighted men who will take several wives, both blind and sighted, to rapidly rebuild a sighted human population. The triffids are, of course, magnificent creations, daj communicate by drumming which makes them a sort of Neil Pearts of the plant world. It was one of those moments that seemed to expose th vast chasm between late s and current time, the idea that being blind equated to useless dependency.

And sometimes, it’s classic just because it was first, not best. View all 8 comments. People, and the narrator is one of them, have been working with these plants for years because it was profitable.


It lends itself to didacticism – to the creation of a reality that entirely supports one’s worldview. The Day of the Triffids”. The author has done a great job with the creation of the triffid. It is queer how our protagonists wish to avoid the missteps of history.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – Review • Writer’s Edit

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: There’s something about the End Of The World that just grabs me and won’t let go. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The opening chapter is one of the best in the genre, with protagonist Bill Masen waking up in a hospital and trying to understand what is wrong with the world around him without relying on his bandaged eyes.

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I am very glad that I finally got around to reading this classic post-apocalyptic novel. The polygamous principles of this scheme appal the religious Miss Durrant.

Or a meteor shower. For a person who claims not to like science fiction, I read and enjoy quite a lot of it! What occurs is both more subtle and sinister.

Most of the plotline concerns the different types of communities that are formed after the global blindness event. A character named Coker tries to create a society that protects the blind, and everyone dies, so Add to it a plague-like outbreak that followed, and finally the 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.


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They meet with another enclave of sighted survivors who are planning to escape to the countryside and join them. The idea of polygamy leads to a schism within the group and the kidnapping of several individuals including Bill triffixs Josella. How some sighted people try to help out the blind, while others treat them as slaves. When not writing he is immersing himself with pop culture in all it’s shapes and forms.

International Fantasy Award Nominee for Fiction Clarke called it an “immortal story”. The next group Bill encounters is lead by Coker and attempts to scavenge rapidly-dwindling resources by creating chain gangs, each guided by a sighted person.

It is ironic that the “bad guys” treat the blinds like second class citizens, while Wyndham himself uses them as tertiary characters or less. But there are many furrows, and this one is full of shit.

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