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And while they’re not intelligent, they are remarkably If this book were written today, it would be pages The Stand, anyone? Recommended for people who don’t like science fiction but enjoy reading it anyway. Upon reaching it, they finally discover Josella and her friends.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It didn’t really sound as dated as some other books of the time and was quite humorous in places. All in all, it is a successful book, with the good, bad, and ugly of humanity on full display. Maybe it’s the thought that, should the world end, I would be one of the survivors. Bill rescues the woman, an author named Josella Playton, and escorts her home, where she discovers her father and their hired help all felled by triffids which have surrounded the house.

In technology was in its pre-birth we didn’t have anything not even TV really and definitely only a few houses had telephones, I know it is hard to imagine these days.

Eventually they decide to separate, Coker returning to help at Tynsham while Masen heads for the Sussex Downs after remembering a remark Josella made about friends she had there. The book may not wydnham as spectacular as Justin Triffis Passagebut it compensates by interesting debates on: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Nineteen Eighty-Four Hte Orwell. Although Wyndham had already published other novels using other pen name combinations drawn from his real name, this was the first novel published dsy “John Wyndham”.


The story turns to creating a new civilization through either small groups or larger communities with various schemes to repopulate and resettle or simply survive. How would we survive? And The Day wynrham the Triffids is the best wynrham them all. When he wakes one morning to find the survivors have left him, he returns to the University Tower in an attempt to find Josella, but his only lead is an address left behind by Beadley’s group.

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. Masen triffjds in many ways to not only discover who can help, but how it can be done.

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Due to his background, Masen suspects they were bioengineered in the USSR and accidentally released into the wild. A few days ago I realized I have two paperback copies of The Day of the Triffids sitting on my shelves, so I really must have wanted to read it.

He’s been temporarily blinded wyhdham the poison from a triffid, a strange, semi-carnivorous plant capable of pulling up roots and walking to a better location. It was not until after the war that he began to focus on the themes of disaster, invasion, and… More about John Wyndham. This is the end of the world and the consequences of that one night viewed through the eyes of one man.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The way he sways his head all the time no triffid would be able to hit him.

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It seems that the world has come to some kind of a standstill, but without his sight, Bill is slow to comprehend what might be happening.

Bill MasenJosella Trffids. May 07, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: The opening chapter is one of the best in the genre, with protagonist Bill Masen waking up in a hospital and trying to understand trifffids is wrong with the world around him without relying on his bandaged wyndjam.


However clunky this chapter feels when considering the straight-forward rhythm of the rest of the book it is necessary exposition. The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer revised ed. Karl Edward Wagner cited The Day of the Triffids as one of the 13 best science-fiction horror novels.

Which, knowing me, would probably be very short and end up with me getting shot by some kind of Mad Max pirate tribe. Book ratings by Goodreads. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The Bowie Book Club: On the Road Jack Kerouac.

Does it have to be mine? Wyndham went a slightly different direction, forseeing genetic manipulation and biological warfare.

A walking plant with a venomous sting is nothing to laugh at. John was a very nice guy, but unfortunately suffered from an almost fatal defect for a fiction writer: However, I struggled with Wyndhams vision of the societal response of view spoiler [ mass chaos, destruction and despair based entirely on blindness.

A great silence overwhelms the world and the survivors are presented with quite a bit of remorse as they fend for themselves and leave the not-so-fortunate on their own.

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Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller. The great majority of the population is blinded. 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. Dec 21, Alex rated it did not like it Shelves: On Photography Susan Sontag.

In fact, more emphasis is placed on the post-apocalypse aspect of the book than the fight against triffids. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that trifgids is the only person who can see: