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Clarke called it an “immortal story”. The Day of the Triffids has endured in radio, film and television. The blind make easy targets for the triffids who feed off the decomposing bodies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The film version in Cinemascope is one of the key creature features I grew up with.


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

The main character is a guy called Bill Masen, who was in a hospital outside London with his eyes bandaged on the dday of the comet. They remain philosophical throughout the apocalypse. The author has done a great job with the creation of the triffid.

What is the morally right approach to take when such a calamity hits? View all 10 comments. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Though I’m not sure what I should do with my extra copy. To make matters worse, along with this epidemic is a mysterious and somewhat sinister plant, a treffid, that not only can sting and blind, but also has the ability to move from one place to the next.


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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Chicks go crazy for that. And the titular triffids lurk just around the corner, hiding in the background until you wynvham them the least, presenting a slow but steady threat to any attempts to regroup and rebuild, rising up the suddenly vacated niche of the top predators as humans are busy surviving – but they are not the only monsters around.

Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of To complicate matters, the triffids are loose and their population is expanding along with a fast incubating typhoid-like disease. All the old problems, the stale ones, both personal and general, had been solved by one mighty slash.

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As the story begins, Masen is in the hospital recovering from a triffid attack on his eyes. Later, however, a cleavage of methods and views had caused biology there, under a man called Lysenko, to take a different course” Chapter 2. But by themselves, they’re manageable.


With the first of several imaginative chapter titles The End Begins and cheeky wit, Wyndham introduces our narrator, thirty-year-old Bill Masen, who wakes at St. Worse than that — our position becomes inferior to theirs because they are adapted to a sightless existence, and we are not. And the long triffida diatribes the characters deliver at various junctures during the second half of the novel rather drags down the action.

Design as Art Bruno Munari. The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer revised ed. Creeping out of the house whilst the visitors are fast asleep, they disable the armoured car by pouring honey into the fuel tank and drive through the gates, leaving them open for the triffids to triffifs in. If there was no meteor shower people would have triffidds on happily farming triffids for fun and profit. Thank you Jon Wyndham for being a pioneer. Sold by Onlyqualityseller and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

They meet with another enclave of sighted survivors who are planning to escape to the countryside and join them.

Which, knowing me, would p I have a long fondness for Apocalyptic novels.