The Day of the Triffids: John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham Book
by John Wyndham

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Classic and influential - and more relevant today than most people would imagine!
They never tried "Agent Orange" on them,or even a strimmer!!!
i read this book at the age of 15, it has always been ome of my favourites.....
They didn't need Agent Orange when there is plenty salt water about, as for a strimmer, would you want to get that close.

Preferred Day of the Krackan myself, if I could remember how to spell it that is. confused
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In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.
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