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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All it took was a case of worldwide blindness after a breathtakingly beautiful meteor shower that left the vast majority of humans blind, and in the resulting confusion and struggle trkffids civilization found its end. Then, remembering a chance comment Josella made earlier about a certain country home in Sussex, Bill sets off in search of it, while Coker takes their new companions back to Tynsham.

Later, however, a cleavage of methods and fhe had caused biology there, under a man called Lysenko, to take a different course” Chapter 2.

There is a question of tje in the face of the post-war situation, the beginning of the Welfare State and the end of Empire that the author was fantasising about wiping the country clear and starting over again.

The Day of the Triffids

Nick Cowling is an emerging freelance writer living in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. Book ratings by Goodreads. Other books in this series. You can read why I came to this decision here. Without vision, the carefully crafted world we’ve made kind of falls apart.

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

But joyn humanity is struck blind, the triffids seem to have their day per 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. Goodwin eventually finds the answer, joohn has been right there in front of him all along: And she’s totally down for the idea that the world must be repopulated by means of each man having a harem.


Amongst the many, many, many oh jhn many crappy post apocalyptic books out there, this still has to be one of the best and most original. Most seriously, the screenplay supplies a simplistic solution to the Triffid problem: In Wyndham’s story, it did not take much to unravel our society. And now it was happening here. The few sighted people must decide whether to help the people around them, or to go off and set up their own society.

If you like what you see here swing by his blog Concentrated Ramblings. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unfortunately, the publisher has seen fit to edit out much of the color and detail that makes this such an entertaining read.

Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia. The man bowed out of participating with his wife in suicide by gas fumes and is in search of something stronger than gin to drink to summon the courage to join them. The story is trifdids of survival yes, there is a romance trkffids it and a battle of dominance between thinking humans and the seemingly mindless plants.

Here is where Wyndham shone; he created an ominous tone and a sense of danger to humans from plants. The eventual threat of the triffids originated, as one would expect in the Cold War society, from the unexplainable and mysterious depths of the enemy Russia.

I’ve read it countless times pf, and is one of the books I think about most. Is an apocalypse where women don’t automatically become babymakers permitted?

The corpses of other great cities are lying buried in deserts, and obliterated by the jungles of Asia. You don’t need to worry at all, my dear. In addition, there is a rather central theme to the book—the survival and rebuilding of humankind.


The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Further BBC radio productions followed inand The possibility in recent weeks of a thermonuclear exchange makes this novel all the more relevant today. 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 around when I first read it, even then it was groundbreaking, radio programmes, films wow what a concept.

Basically, it is not wall to wall monster plants busting fun. Brown’s own records indicate that he worked on the campaign for The Day of the Triffids: With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham wisely does not introduce the triffids immediately, instead choosing to focus on integrating the reader into this new world.

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. Wish I had read it years ago now.

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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. Dec 21, Alex rated it did not like it Shelves: Although, perhaps that was a good thing, as too much focus on Josella might have caused eyestrain. There are enough theories, but not everything is known. During the war he was in the Civil Service and afterwards in the Army. This point of taking for granted the benefits of the industrial revolution is one of the aspects that is as valid today as inand one of the main reasons I consider the book still relevant.